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HER Number:MDV26873
Name:Open cut on Hamel Down


Linear openwork visible on the aerial photographs, to the east of the Two Moors Way, running north-west to south-east.


Grid Reference:SX 710 784
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of an open work associated with tin mining on Hamel Down, thought to be post-medieval in date

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/229
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1950, RAF RP541/540, 3144 (Aerial Photograph). SDV290988.

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

Linear openwork visible on the aerial photograph. Depicted on map overlay.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Open cut is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290988Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1950. RAF RP541/540. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 3144.
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.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85477 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV7519Related to: Cairn north of Kingshead Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV7504Related to: Pond on Hamel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 17 2016 3:48PM