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HER Number:MDV123441
Name:Trial pit near Crossways

Summary

An isolated pit near Crossways, with a diameter of approximately 12 metres by 2.5 metres deep, surrounded by spoil, may be one of over 80 trial pits dug in the search for china clay in the early 20th century. Most of these have now been backfilled.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 647 658
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Constructed, XIX to XX - 1900 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

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

SX64766 65892 An isolated pit near Crossways, with a diameter of approximately 12 metres by 2.5 metres deep, surrounded by spoil, may be one of over 80 trial pits dug in the search for china clay in the early 20th century. Most of these have now been backfilled.


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: #119017 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5167Related to: Redlake Clay works pipeline (Monument)
MDV5076Related to: The Abbot's Way, Dartmoor (Monument)
MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 2:45PM