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HER Number:MDV123445
Name:Settling pits at Red Lake Mire

Summary

Two adjacent, rectangular earthwork pits on the south side of Redlake Mire, possibly used by the China Clay Corporation at Red Lake clay pit between 1913 and 1932, to clean water before releasing it into the river.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 644 662
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLING PIT (Constructed, XX - 1913 AD to 1932 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Two adjacent, rectangular earthwork pits on the south side of Redlake Mire, possible used by the China Clay Corporation at Red Lake clay pit between 1913 and 1932, to clean water before releasing it into the river. Each pit is approximately 14 metres by 9.0 metres surrounded by a earth bank containing some brick. They are assumed to be heavily silted so the banks are a maximum of 0.4 metres high. A linear earthwork, running north for 56 metres from between the pits, is visible on 0.25 metres on LiDAR data but difficult to see on the ground. This may contain a buried pipe, originating at the clay pits.


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: #119007 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV107445Part of: Redlake China Clay works (Monument)
MDV5076Related to: The Abbot's Way, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 1:20PM