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HER Number:MDV26091
Name:Trial pits north of River Swincombe, Dartmoor Forest


Row of nine trial pits north of the River Swincombe


Grid Reference:SX 632 723
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/278

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR SX6372, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV233990.

Photograph taken on 12th April 1969.

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

Single trial pit visible.
Site visited on 14th March 1989. A scattered group of at least 20 small tin pits centred at SX63257236 and located on a steep north-east slope. Also visible on OS aerial photograph 75/380 130 1975.

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

Row of nine trail pits shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233990Aerial Photograph: NMR SX6372. 1.
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.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128400 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2021 2:41PM