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HER Number:MDV25992
Name:Lines of tin pits west of Whiteworks Mine


Remains of medieval or later tinner's pit extending south-west to north-east across the crest of a narrow ridge, one kilometre west of Whiteworks Mine. The features were recorded during an archaeological field survey in 1995.


Grid Reference:SX 599 711
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SW 293
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/207
  • Pastscape: 1050199
  • 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, 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 SX60117131 and SX60007129.

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

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

SX 60067127 to SX 60147136. A line of tin pits runs southwest to northeast across the crest of a narrow north to south ridge one kilometre west of Whiteworks Mine.
Surveyed at 1:10000 (citing Probert, S.A.J., 05-JUL-1995, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in Engalnd 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 features: #85148 ; #111844 ; #111845 ; #111846 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV42455Related to: Openwork at Newleycombe Head, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:19PM