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HER Number:MDV126394
Name:Trial pits in reave system south-west of Saddle Bridge

Summary

Several random clusters of tin pits on the moderate north-east facing slopes above both banks of the O Brook. The pits appear to be exploratory rather than extractive in nature.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 717
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE277
  • Pastscape: 1220304

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Probert, S. A. J., 1995-1997, Royal Commission Survey on Down Ridge (Report - Survey). SDV363196.

(10/01/1996) Centred SX 6655 7145 are several random clusters of tin pits on the moderate north-east facing slopes above both banks of the O Brook. The pits appear to be exploratory rather than extractive in nature.

Sources / Further Reading

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV126399Related to: Hut circle 135 metres south-east of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV26340Related to: Unlikely hut circles east of Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV6268Related to: Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 1:02PM