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HER Number:MDV28254
Name:Trial pits on Roborough Down, Buckland Monochorum


Line of pits recorded from aerial photographs, running east-west across Roborough Down.


Grid Reference:SX 521 651
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of tin working trial pits, running east-west across Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/106
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, 106G/UK/1190, 4200-4204 (Aerial Photograph). SDV170515.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Line of pits appear to be visible on the aerial photograph, running from SX51896516 to SX52046516. Less clear at the original grid reference of this record, although polygon has been extended eastwards to include this area. Polygon represents approximate area.

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

Trial pits visible running east-west, south of Clearbrook.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV170515Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. 106G/UK/1190. Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4200-4204.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped features: #85995 ; #85996 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV105701Related to: Trial pits on Roborough Down, Buckland Mononchorum (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2017 9:22AM