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HER Number:MDV27834
Name:Tin pits 80 metres south-south-west of Statt's Bridge


Random cluster of tin pits measuring on average 3.5 metres wide and 0.7 metres deep. They have crescentic spoil heaps on the eastern and north-eastern sides. Two further pits lie 100 metres to the south at SX 66718032. Previously described as a building.


Grid Reference:SX 666 803
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of an area of post-medieval or earlier tin working trial pits 80 metres south-west of Statt's Bridge

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SE 210
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/250
  • Pastscape: 919919
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6680, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV216898.

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

Deserted building visible on 1977 aerial photograph south-west of Statt's Bridge.

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

Trial pits shown on the Geographic Information System layer.

GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

Trial pits visible on the aerial photograph.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 09/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

Centred SX 66698044. A random cluster of tin pits in open moorland 80 metres south-south-west of Statt's Bridge. The pits, on average 3.5 metres wide and 0.7 metres deep possess crescentic spoil heaps on their eastern and north-eastern sides.
Two further pits lie 100 metres to the south at SX 66718032 (citing Probert, S.A.J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 06/11/1992).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV216898Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6680. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
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.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped features: #85892 ; #85893 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 09/09/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV54614Related to: Trial pits west of Statt's Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 9 2016 2:43PM