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HER Number:MDV27092
Name:Trial tin working pits on Beardown Hill


Line of trial pits lying against the contours on the west slope of Beardown Hill.


Grid Reference:SX 598 762
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/103
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR, CITING PROBERT, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV220021.

Line of trial pits lying against the contours on the west slope of beardown hill (rchm app 1985). Vis=8/8/1988 (rchme) raf ap shows a line of pits sx60007609 to sx59767626 (nmr, citing probert).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV220022.

Aph=raf cpe uk 2149 3167(11/6/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV220023.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV220024.

Probert, s. A. J. /(8/8/1988)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV220025.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 1890/2475/(10/12/1946).

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV220021Report - Survey: NMR, CITING PROBERT.
SDV220022Aerial Photograph:
SDV220023Migrated Record:
SDV220024Migrated Record:
SDV220025Aerial Photograph:
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85590 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV32747Related to: Beardown Tin Mine adjacent to Devonport Leat on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV62521Related to: Leat on Beardown Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:19PM