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HER Number:MDV26840
Name:Mine shafts or pits at Hemsworthy Mine

Summary

An alignment of shallow shafts or pit works, south of the road near Hemsworthy Mine. The pits may represent prospecting or attempts at shallow working of a tin lode. The alignment runs west to east and extends for 125 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 745 760
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/196

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/879, 7004 (Aerial Photograph). SDV269537.


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

Three lines of trial pits visible at SX74557612, SX74557607 and SX74557602.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Pits visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 48, figure 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Shallow shafts or pit works at Hemsworthy Mine. An alignment of shallow shafts or pit works, south of the road near Hemsworthy Mine. The pits may represent prospecting or attempts at shallow working of a tin lode. The alignment runs west to east and extends for 125 metres. Condition is stable. SX74528 76026

Sources / Further Reading

SDV269537Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/879. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7004.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped features: #85468 ; #85469 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 48, figure 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV26836Related to: Quarry near Hemsworthy Mine, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV7513Related to: Shallow shafts or pit works at Hemsworthy Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2018 3:01PM