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HER Number:MDV26298
Name:Tin pits north of White Tor

Summary

Several group of tin pits on the lower north-west slopes of Whittor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 545 790
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a bronze age settlement along a reave as well as a medieval field system and two farmsteads and post-medieval or earlier tin streamworking remains and trial pits on Cudlipptown Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NW 161
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/142
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/144
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/145
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/206
  • Pastscape: 1406384
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX5479, 3/120 and 1/230 (Aerial Photograph). SDV226229.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Small group of trial pits to the south-east of White Tor visible on 1977 aerial photograph at SX54397898.
Also, small groups of trial pits in farmland to the north of White Tor between SX54607913 and SX54767920. Apparently following the curve of slope.


Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, 25 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

SX 54427891 Group of five tin mining pits shown on the English Heritage survey of 2003 to the east of the reave (newman).


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 15/12/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Centred SX 5458 7920 (see MDV26296) and SX 5442 7896. Tin pits within and to the north of the deserted medieval enclosures on Cudlipptown Down. The conical pits are on average 1.0 - 3.0 metres in diameter and up to 1.0 metre deep. Each has a small crescentic spoil heap on the lower side. They are likely to be tin prospecting pits dating from the medieval or post-medieval period.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A cluster of tin pits on the lower north-west slopes of Whittor.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV226229Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX5479. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3/120 and 1/230.
SDV255420Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. 25.
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.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 15/12/2004.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #112928 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV103572Related to: Cudlipptown Lower Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 3:16PM