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HER Number:MDV25728
Name:Trial tin prospecting pits on Quickbeam Hill, Ugborough

Summary

Group of trial tin prospecting pits visible on aerial photograph on Quickbeam Hil

Location

Grid Reference:SX 649 642
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of tin workers trial pits on Quickbeam Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/431
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 2283-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946.

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

Group of trial pits visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Group of seven pits shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A cluster of at least seven tin prospecting pits on Quickbeam Hill. The approximately circular pits are up to 5.0 metres diameter and 1 to 2.0 metres deep. Each has a small spoil heap on the northern side.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2283-4.
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.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119019 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27880Related to: Group of tin prospecting pits on Quickbeam Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV27881Related to: Large group of tin prospecting pits on Quickbeam Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV27879Related to: Mine shaft and spoil heaps on Quickbeam Hill (Monument)
MDV25727Related to: Row of tin prospecting pits on Quickbeam Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV123442Related to: Trial pit on Quickbeam Hill (Monument)
MDV123442Related to: Trial pit on Quickbeam Hill (Monument)
MDV123442Related to: Trial pit on Quickbeam Hill (Monument)
MDV123442Related to: Trial pit on Quickbeam Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2020 4:52PM