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


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.


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.


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