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HER Number:MDV24828
Name:Tin pits south of Nun's Cross Farm

Summary

Earthworks of Medieval or later tin pits and a small openwork located 550m southwest of Nun's Cross Farm. Pits measure on average between 2.5 metres to 4 metres in diameter and up to 1.5 metres in depth. Each has a crescentic collar of spoil on the downslope side. The openwork is 220 metres long by 23 metres wide and up to 2 metres deep.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 602 693
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later tin working trial pits south of Nun's Cross Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 133
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/162
  • Pastscape: 1063941
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • 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.

Line of trial pits on east-west alignment, with a branch of trial pits at SX60256945.


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


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

A group of tin pits and a small openwork 550 metres southwest of Nun's Cross Farm, extending across the Forest Boundary for some 670 metres (SX 5987 6923 to SX 60536943). They are disturbed by the track from Nun's Cross to Eylesbarrow (citing Riley, H., 23-JAN-1995 Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation)
The pits are on average 2.5 - 4 metres in diameter and up to 1.5 metres deep. Each has a crescentic collar of spoil on the downslope side. The openwork, west of the track, is 220 metres long by a maximum of 23 metres wide and 2 metres deep. (citing Newman, P., 01-AUG-2006 Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation)
Cramber Tor Survey 2002, Site WA223 (citing Wessex Archaeology 2002 Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey).

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: #84848 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV24827Related to: Long line of tin pits south-east of Nun's Cross Ford (Monument)
MDV24826Related to: Streamworks on the tributary streams of the Nun's Cross Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2018 12:21PM