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HER Number:MDV128532
Name:Clusters of tin pits around Mardle Head, Holne & Buckfastleigh

Summary

Several clusters of tin pits around the head of the River Mardle distributed around the openwork. The pits are 3 to 5m diameter, with a small collar of spoil on the exterior. These features have not been dated but the most likely period for this activity would be post-medieval.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 665 693
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Constructed, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2019, An Archaeological Earthwork Survey of Tinworks along the River Mardle, Dartmoor National Park Devon, Appendix, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV363608.

Several clusters of tin pits on the eastern slopes of Snowdon, distributed to the north, west and south of the tin two openwork at the head of Snowdon Brook. The pits are 3 to 5 metres diameter, with a small collar of spoil on the exterior. These features have not been dated but the most likely period for this activity would be post-medieval.

Newman, P., 2019, Survey data of tinworks along the River Mardle (GIS) (Cartographic). SDV363710.

Extensive spread of trial pits depicted on the GIS layer from 2019 earthwork survey.

Sources / Further Reading

Associated Monuments

MDV126037Related to: Clusters of tin pits on the eastern slopes of Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV24735Related to: Streamworks along the River Mardle at Chalk Ford, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV24698Related to: Streamworks at the head of the River Mardle, Holne (Monument)
MDV126039Related to: Tinworks along the Snowdon Brook, Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8290 - Survey of tinworks along the River Mardle
  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 16 2020 4:09PM