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HER Number:MDV26928
Name:Lydford, Higher Pits


'Higher Pits' shown on 20th century map may indicating mining activity


Grid Reference:SX 520 843
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of 19th century Kitt's Mine and associated workings; Florence Mine and Higher Pits, Lydford

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/145

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, CPE/UK/1995, 2386 (Aerial Photograph). SDV217286.

Ordnance Survey, 1965, SX58SW (Cartographic). SDV336881.

Disturbed ground, marked as 'Higher Pits' on 1965 map.

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

Probably continuous with the disturbed ground of the 'Kitt Mine' (see MDV3235).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217286Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2386.
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. [Mapped feature: #130085 ]
SDV336881Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1965. SX58SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV3235Related to: Kitt's Mine south of River Lyd (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2021 9:47AM