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HER Number:MDV123442
Name:Trial pit on Quickbeam Hill

Summary

An approximately circular pit of 15 metres diameter now filled with marsh and water. The pit has a large crescent spoil heap on the west side and a smaller pit to the north-east. Although possibly associated with tin working, it could alternatively have been associated with the clay industry, of which numerous other pits exist nearby to the east near Knattabarrow.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 643
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 (Constructed, Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD? to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on the aerial photography.


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

SX665002 64360 An approximately circular pit of 15 metres diameter now filled with marsh and water. The pit has a large crescent spoil heap on the west side and a smaller pit to the north-east. Although possibly associated with tin working, it could alternatively have been associated with the clay industry, of which numerous other pits exist nearby to the east near Knattabarrow.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119018 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5167Related to: Redlake Clay works pipeline (Monument)
MDV25727Related to: Row of trial pits on Quickbeam Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV25728Related to: Trial pits on Quickbeam Hill, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 2:47PM