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HER Number:MDV25114
Name:Tin pits on the south-west slope of Crane Hill

Summary

Earthworks of medieval or later tin pits located on the southwest slope of Crane Hill, 300 metres northwest of Plym Head. North-east to south-west line of pits ranging between 3 metres and 6 metres in diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 618 686
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 81
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/175
  • Pastscape: 1063530

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.

2363


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

Scatter of trial pits visible.


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


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

SX 61956872 to SX 61616853. An approximately north-east to south-west line of tin pits on the moderate southwest facing slope of Crane Hill, 300 metres northwest of Plym Head.
The pits lie in a slight natural declivity and measure in the range 3.0 to 6.0 metres in diameter (citing Probert, S. A. J., 11-NOV-1994 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). 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: #84932 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV25113Related to: Line of tin pits on the south-west side of Crane Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 3:14PM