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HER Number:MDV122909
Name:Overburden heap at Redlake Pit

Summary

A large finger-type spoil heap to the west of Red Lake clay pits (MDV107445), now covered by molinia grass, is the overburden dump, which was striped from the site at Red Lake before work by the China Clay Corporation commenced in about 1913. The main dump, which is over 150 metres long and 7.0 metres at its highest, splits into two separate dumps near the south-west end and several smaller linear dumps branch of the main dump on the north side. A gully leading from the south-west edge of the clay pit probably contained a tramway to transport the material to the heap.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 642 666
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHINA CLAY WORKS (Constructed, XX - 1910 AD to 1930 AD? (Between))

Full description

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

A large finger-type spoil heap to the west of Red Lake clay pits (MDV107445), now covered by molinia grass, is the overburden dump, which was striped from the site at Red Lake before work by the China Clay Corporation commenced in about 1913. The main dump, which is over 150 metres long and 7.0 metres at its highest, splits into two separate dumps near the south-west end and several smaller linear dumps branch of the main dump on the north side. A gully leading from the south-west edge of the clay pit probably contained a tramway to transport the material to the heap.


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: #119003 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV107445Related to: Redlake China Clay works (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 1:07PM