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HER Number:MDV25113
Name:Line of tin pits on the south-west side of Crane Hill

Summary

Earthworks of medieval or later tin pits situated on the south-west side of Crane Hill, 500 metres north-west of Plym Head. Pits have diameters of about 3 metres with low spoil heaps on the downslope, south-west margins.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 616 687
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NW80
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1063527
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/174

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Constructed, Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))
  • PROSPECTING PIT (Constructed, Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))
  • TIN WORKS (Constructed, Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD (Between) to 1901 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 (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Group of trial pits visible.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(11-NOV-1994) SX 61706878 to SX 61616869. A north-east to south-west line of tin pits on the moderate south-west flank of Crane Hill, 500 metres north-west of Plym Head. The pits are all small with diameters around 3.0 metres and low spoil heaps on their downslope, south-west margins.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2363.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. 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: #84931 ]
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. S. Probert.

Associated Monuments

MDV25116Related to: Line of trial pits on the bank of the River Plym east of Eylesbarrow (Monument)
MDV25114Related to: Tin pits on the south-west slope of Crane Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Jan 12 2022 12:16PM