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HER Number:MDV128878
Name:Tinworking remains on the eastern flank of Holne Lee and two Barrows Hill

Summary

Approximately 30 hectares of tinworking remains on the eastern flank of Holne Lee and two Barrows Hill. The remains are visible as linear openworks and cluster of prospecting pits. Includes a series of leats serving Ringleshutes Mine. Integral with these workings are elements of a series of contemporary field systems (SX 66 NE 120). The ground remains suggest a close degree of cooperation between the farmers and tinworkers in this area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 674 693
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE131
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1100141
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: 34427

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))
  • LEAT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD (Between) to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(06/01/1997) Centred SX 685 695. Approximately 30 hectares of tinworking remain lie on the moderate east-facing slopes of Holne Lee and Two Barrows Hill. The remains consist principally of linear openworks oriented roughly west-north-west to east-south-east and occasional clusters of small prospecting pits. The openworks vary in width from 5.0m to around 25m and remain up to 4m deep in places. Several leats collecting rainfall or bringing water from the River Mardle supply various parts of these workings though reservoirs, characteristic of this type of working, appear to be absent.
Integral with these workings are elements of a series of contemporary field systems (SX 66 NE 120). The ground remains suggest a close degree of cooperation between the farmers and tinworkers in this area.

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

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. [Mapped features: #126791 These sections of leat have not been included in Newman's updated survey data (2019-20); may be suspect (Richards, A. F.), ]

Associated Monuments

MDV24755Related to: Medieval field system north and west of Gibby Combe, Holne (Monument)
MDV5296Related to: Ringleshutes Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV24698Related to: Streamworks at the head of the River Mardle, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2021 12:00PM