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HER Number:MDV25169
Name:Line of trial pits on Blackslade Down

Summary

Tin prospecting pits on Buckland Common. An east-west alignment of 26 tin pits extending up the west slope of Buckland Common from Blackslade.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 748
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/150

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7374, 2/296 (Aerial Photograph). SDV314947.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

3/3/1983 Circular depression surrounded by low bank attached to a reave see MDV25215. No stones visible in bank. Eight paces in diameter; 1/2 metre in depth. Either a tin pit or a hut circle.
Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV288125.


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

Small group of trial pits visible on the aerial photograph spreading out from a very small openwork on Ruddycleave Water.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

The line of pits is mostly visible on the aerial photography; less clear at the western end. Map object based on this source.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 51, fig 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Tin prospecting pits on Buckland Common. An east-west alignment of 26 tin pits extending up the west slope of Buckland Common from Blackslade.
Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV314947Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7374. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2/296.
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.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 51, fig 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV25215Related to: Parallel reaves on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV26951Related to: Tin streamworks along Ruddycleave Water (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:May 31 2016 11:48AM