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HER Number:MDV25111
Name:Tin pits and streamworking on Caters Beam

Summary

Earthworks of Medieval or later tin pits and streamworking on Caters Beam. Line of pits extending over a distance of 250 metres. An area of streamworking runs from the centre of the pits northwards. It measures 200 metres long, 30 metrees wide and 1 metres deep. Piles of waste from streamworking lie at the north end; to the south the working is more characteristic of an openwork. A further group of small tin pits were identified to the west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 634 691
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later tin pits and streamworking on Caters Beam

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 149
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/172
  • Pastscape: 1064073
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (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, 2364 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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

Group of trial pits visible.


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


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

A line of tin pits lies on Caters Beam, running for some 250 metres from SX 63346900 to SX 63576907.
An area of streamworking runs from the centre of these tin pits northwards (SX 63456905 to SX 63456922). It is about 200 metres long, 30 metres wide and 1 metre deep. Piles of waste from streamworking lie at the north end; to the south the working is more characteristic of an openwork. A further group of small tin pits lies to the west, running for 70 metres from SX 63286918 to 63346920. (citing Riley, H., 22-SEP-1995, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2364.
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: #84930 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 4:27PM