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HER Number:MDV26570
Name:Area of Tin Working Trial Pits on Haytor Down, Ilsington


Extensive area of tin working trial pits on Haytor Down


Grid Reference:SX 766 777
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/138

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1982, NMR SF2112, 1028-1032 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345548.

Photograph taken on 19th April 1982.

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

Group of trial pits visible (rchm app 1985).

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 16, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Area of tin working trial pits on Haytor Down.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Trial pits shown on survey.

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

Extensive area of tin working trial pits shown on survey.

Natural England Volunteers, 2009-2015, Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey, Q1 (Worksheet). SDV350591.

Visited 11/02/2011. Series of holes or depressions, western end with stone walling. One stone with modern gate fitting western end. Width 4.0 metres, length of stone wall 5.0 metres. Second depression eastwards at 16.5 metres – 22.7 metres; third depression eastwards at 38 metres: possible mine exploration?
Flat land 41 metres eastwards. Forth depression 44.5 metres eastwards. Fifth depression 48.5 metres eastwards. Sixth depression 7.5 metres southwards. Flat land 2.5 metres. Seventh depression 12 metres. Eighth depression 52 metres. Elevation 375 metres. Hut at SX 76516 77878. Mine at SX76556 77850.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV345548Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1028-1032.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 16, Figure 7.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85368 ]
SDV350591Worksheet: Natural England Volunteers. 2009-2015. Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey. Natural England Archaeological Survey. Worksheet. Q1.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV14194Related to: Adit north-west of Streamworks on Haytor Down. Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26824Related to: Area of Tin Working Trial Pits east of Emsworhty Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116825Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV29216Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV15724Related to: Deserted fields on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV116381Related to: Medieval Ridge and Furrow north-east of Haytor Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV63724Related to: Reservoir and Leat supplying the Tin Streamworks to the south (Monument)
MDV116612Related to: Settlement north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116611Related to: Tin Streamworkings on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)
  • EDV6071 - East Devon Natural Nature Reserve and surrounds Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2019 1:02PM