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HER Number:MDV131004
Name:Tin working on Lynch Common and Ringmoor Down

Summary

Tin pits shafts and shallow openworks on Lynch Common and Ringmoor Down. The pits represent a combination of exploratory and extractive activities and lie in broadly east-west lines.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 664
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE322
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1408405

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • SHAFT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P. + Probert, S., 2005, Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363484.

(18/02/2005) Tin pits shafts and shallow openworks on Lynch Common and Ringmoor Down. The pits represent a combination of exploratory and extractive activities and lie in broadly east to west lines. Most of the pits are small, with diameters in the range 3.5m to 6m and depths of up to 1.6m. Interspersed with the extractive pits are a few larger shafts (up to 10m in diameter) and several shallow linear openworks. There are no buildings and no processing works associated with these features which cut through elements of the medieval or later field systems in this area.

Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Ringmoor, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360517.

Newman, P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360517Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Ringmoor, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV131003Related to: Field system on Ringmoor Down (Monument)
MDV131005Related to: Possible reave on Ringmoor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2021 10:07AM