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HER Number:MDV122634
Name:Tin pits north-east of Broad Hole

Summary

An east-west aligned tin work, comprising a linear trench and an alignment of pits south of Devils Tors.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 595 790
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 121
  • Pastscape: 1065851

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

An east-west aligned tin work, comprising a linear trench and an alignment of pits south of Devils Tors.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1994 data (Website). SDV360651.

Centred SX 59487882. An east to west line of tin pits on the upper slopes of the ridge running north from Lydford Tor. The pits, surrounded by extensive peat cuttings, measure between about 3.5 metres and 6.0 metres in diameter and are up to 1.4 metres deep (citing Probert, S. A. J., 11/07/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).
An east to west lode tin working on the upper slopes of the ridge running north from Lydford Tor. The working comprises a linear trench 54 metres long by 6 metres wide and up to 2 metres deep. There are mounds of spoil along the exterior edge of the trench up to 2 metres high. At the western end of the trench a line of pits continues on the same alignment and at the western end five small mounds of up to 1 metre high survive though any associated pits are now silted and no longer visible. A line of four additional tin pits are located 414 metres (SX 5979 7920) to the north-west on the same ridge. Surveyed at 1:2,500 scale (citing Newman, P., 15/12/2005, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1994 data.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #112841 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV122633Related to: Tin pits north of Holming Beam Bottom (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2018 4:13PM