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HER Number:MDV25673
Name:Tinworking trial pits north-east of Piles Hill, Ugborough


Area of tinworking trial pits north-east of Piles Hill covering 0.4 hectares and crossing the stone row. Previously recorded as a pillow mound


Grid Reference:SX 654 610
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/365

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1969, NMR SX6463, 1, 28 (Aerial Photograph). SDV165976.

Photograph taken on 12th April 1969.

National Monuments Record, 1980, SF1743, 76-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

Photograph taken on 9th April 1980.

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

A pillow mound between a tramway and trial pits visible on aerial photographs.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Riley, H., 2021, Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Landscape, Harford and Ugborough, 17, 7.4 (Report - Survey). SDV364697.

Extraction pits.

Riley, H., 2021, UG21 heritage asset database and gazetteer of sites (Report - Survey). SDV364699.

Visited on 26th April 2021, surveyed and recorded. Trial pits on Piles Hill: small area of pits at SX65491 61015 covers circa 0.4 hectares, previously identified as pilllow mounds or vermin traps. Externsive area of pits centred at SX65394 60356 covers some 4.2 hectares.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 76-7.
SDV165976Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. NMR SX6463. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1, 28.
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).

Associated Monuments

MDV3066Related to: Blackwood Path from Wrangaton Moor Gate to Hook Lake and Erme Pound, Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV25680Related to: Possible vermine trap, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5662Related to: Stone alignment on Piles Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway, Harford & Dratmoor Forest Parishes (Monument)
MDV132340Related to: Tinworking trial pits south of Piles Hill, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape, Harford and Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2022 10:48AM