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HER Number:MDV122824
Name:Tin pits and shaft on west side of Quickbeam Hill

Summary

Tin pits and a single shaft are distributed around the southern branch of Hook Lake tin stream on the west side of Quickbeam Hill. The pits are arranged into five clusters to the north and south of the streamworks (see also MDV27881).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 646
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Tin pits and a single shaft are distributed around the southern branch of Hook Lake tin stream on the west side of Quickbeam Hill. The pits are arranged into five clusters to the north and south of the streamworks (see also MDV27881). Most are certainly trial pits used for prospecting, and are approximately 3.0 to 5.0 metres diameter, each with a small collar of spoil on the downslope side. One possible backfilled shaft at SX6503 6469, is much larger, with a diameter of approximately 12 metres. A narrow cut channel 40 metres to the west may be the drain from a blocked adit connecting to the shaft. These remains would represent very limited tin mining at this location.


Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118971 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 9:37AM