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HER Number:MDV25116
Name:Line of trial pits on the bank of the River Plym east of Eylesbarrow

Summary

Earthworks of medieval or later tin pits and opencast workings situated on the right bank of the River Plym, east of Eylesbarrow. Two east to west lines of tin pits and opencast workings. The pits are generally small, ranging between 3 metres to 5 metres in diameter, and up to 1 metre deep. The opencast workings measure about 10 metres wide and 25 metres long. Most of the earthworks were water filled.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 614 687
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 78
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/177
  • Pastscape: 1063509

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.

There are two short lines of trial pits visible here, on an east-west alignment.


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


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

Centred SX 61346880. Two east to west lines of tin pits and opencast workings lie on the moderate south facing slope above the right bank of the River Plym, 1400 metres east of Eylesbarrow.
The pits are generally small, in the range 3.0 metres to 5.0 metres in diameter, and remain about 1.0 metre deep.
The opencast workings measure about 10 metres wide and a maximum of 25 metres long. They and many of the tin pits are water filled. An amorphous scatter of tin pits centred at SX 61496877 lies immediately to the east while a further northeast to southwest line of small pits runs between SX 61546876 and SX 61506872 (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.
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)
MDV5076Related to: The Abbot's Way, Dartmoor (Monument)
MDV25115Related to: Tin pits and opencast workings 800 metres north of Plym Head (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 3:02PM