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HER Number:MDV34214
Name:Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy

Summary

One of a series of mining pits in the wood, measuring 16.8 metres in diameter. 3.0 metres deep (estimated). Has a probable mine shaft at its centre. Shaft estimated 7.0 metres in diameter. Depth unknown as full of water.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 527 664
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/136

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT? (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1899 AD (Between))
  • TRIAL PIT (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Everett, C., 1978, Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park, 14, Map 13, OP27 and 29 (Report - Survey). SDV360464.

One of four possible mine shafts identified within Olderwood Plantation. Thought to be associated with South Yeolands Consols Mine.
OP27 SX 5278 6642. One of a series of pits (OP29). 16.8 metres in diameter. 3.0 metres deep (estimate). Has a probable mine shaft at its centre. Shaft estimated 7.0 metres in diameter. Depth unknown as full of water.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360464Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1978. Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 14, Map 13, OP27 and 29. [Mapped feature: #88226 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV34215Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34272Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2345Related to: South Yeoland Consols Mine (Monument)
MDV34271Related to: Trial pits in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34217Related to: Warren in Olderwood Plantation (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7398 - Condition survey of Olderwood Plantation
  • EDV7426 - Archaeological survey of woodlands near Olderwood Plantation

Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2017 12:00PM