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HER Number:MDV25123
Name:Openworks and trial pits on the south flanks of Crane Hill

Summary

Earthwork remains of medieval or later openworks and tin pits on the south flanks of Crane Hill. One of the openworks measures 200 metres in length, 10 metres in width with a maximum depth of 2 metres. Some spoil heaps were on the north side. A line of small tin pits extended from this openwork to a further openwork, 150 metres to the west. This openwork was 160 metres in length, up to 3 metres in width and 1.5 metres deep. Two additional groups of large tin pits were also recorded.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 619 695
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later trial pits and openworks on the south flank of Crane Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 140
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/181
  • Pastscape: 1063986
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (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.

Trial pits visible between SX62186950 and SX61906945.


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


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

A large openwork on the south flanks of Crane Hill runs from SX 62046961 to SX 61876970. It is some 200m long, 10m wide and a maximum of 2m deep, with some spoil heaps on the north side. A line of small tin pits runs from this openwork to a further openwork, 150m to the west. This working, which runs from SX 61806958 to SX 61726971, is 160m long, 2-3m wide and 1.5m deep. A group of large tin pits, is centred at SX 62006955, with a further complex 100m to the north, centred at SX 61906940. (citing Riley H 07-FEB-1995 RCHME 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: #84935 ]
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 12:04PM