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HER Number:MDV25266
Name:Row of tin prospecting pits east of Sheeps Tor, Sheepstor


Row of tin prospecting pits on north side of settlement to the east of Sheeps Tor. Runs north-east by south-west.


Grid Reference:SX 569 682
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/420
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/441

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, SX5667, 1/127 (Aerial Photograph). SDV231152.

Photograph taken on 20th May 1977.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Discontinuous line of trial pits along field boundary on south slope of Yellowmead Down western termination SX56826824. Eastern termination SX57086832.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Environment Agency WMS, 2019, LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362957.

Visible on LIDAR data.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231152Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX5667. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1/127.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362957Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129706 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25280Related to: Group of tin prospecting pits south-east of Sheeps Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV3354Related to: Hut circle settlement on Yellowmead Down east of Sheeps Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2021 8:47AM