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HER Number:MDV28276
Name:Tin Extraction Pits on the north-west slope of Rough Tor, Okehampton Hamlets

Summary

Two lines of north-west, south-east trial pits lying against the contours on the north-west slope of Rought Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 589 923
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/113

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2082/3380-3390 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 19th May 1947.


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

Two lines of north-west, south-east trial pits lying against the contours on the north-west slope of Rough-Tor. Further indistinct groupings of trial pits to the north-east at SX59159240 and SX59309257.


Wessex Archaeology, 2001, Okehampton Camp Devon. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Earthwork Survey, 14, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV360511.

Lines of trial pits presumed to be associated with the extraction of tin. As these pits are still extant it would appear that nothing was found so the tinners moved elsewhere.

Sources / Further Reading

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). 2082/3380-3390. [Mapped feature: #15603 ]
SDV360511Report - Survey: Wessex Archaeology. 2001. Okehampton Camp Devon. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Earthwork Survey. Wessex Archaeology Report. 50171. A4 Comb Bound. 14, Appendix 1.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8007 - Okehampton Camp Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Earthwork Survey (Ref: 50171.01)

Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2019 1:38PM