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HER Number:MDV24827
Name:Long line of tin pits south-east of Nun's Cross Ford

Summary

A line of large tin pits runs south-west to north-east for some 800 metres (SX 60706944 to SX 61456979), some 200 metres south-east of Nun's Cross Ford.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 610 696
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworks on the tributary streams of the Nun's Cross Brook, tinners pits, openworks and buildings

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 112
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/161
  • Pastscape: 1063726
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2363 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Long line of trial pits on west-south-west by east-north-east alignment between SX61506985 and SX60656945.


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 23/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

A line of large tin pits runs south-west to north-east for some 800 metres (SX 60706944 to SX 61456979), some 200 metres south-east of Nun's Cross Ford. They cut a streamwork (MDV24826) to the south-west end and terminate in a small openwork at the south-east. Two large openworks run downslope from the line of pits (MDV24829) (citing Riley, H., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 23/01/1995).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2363.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84847 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 23/09/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV116649Related to: Line of trial pits on the north-west slopes of Crane Hill (Monument)
MDV24829Related to: Openworks to the south-east of Nun's Cross Ford (Monument)
MDV24826Related to: Streamworks on the tributary streams of the Nun's Cross Brook (Monument)
MDV24828Related to: Tin pits south of Nun's Cross Farm (Monument)
MDV116651Related to: Trial pits west of Crane Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 4:00PM