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HER Number:MDV26097
Name:Group of trial pits north of Swincombe Intake works, Dartmoor Forest


Group of trial pits north of Swincombe Intake works around an openwork


Grid Reference:SX 629 721
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SW235
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/288
  • Pastscape: 620261

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2149/3429 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 11th June1947.

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

Trial pits visible around an openwork on aerial photograph.

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Group of trial pits shown on survey.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 620261, SX67SW235 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 6th March 1989. Centred at SX 62907220. A scattered group of at least 65 tin pits occupy 3.5 hectares of a shallow valley and broad saddle between 347 metres and 355 metres OD. Extensive streamworkings lie to the southwest.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 2149/3429.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129175 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 620261, SX67SW235.

Associated Monuments

MDV6261Related to: Stone circle 270 meters north-west of Swincombe intake (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe
  • EDV8628 - Tor Royal Farm Duchy Farms Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2021 11:44AM