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HER Number:MDV34269
Name:Trial pits in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy

Summary

Trial pits at the western end of the main body of the plantation, extending across a disused forest track to a modern one. The workings are widespread but not very deep (maximum approximately 1.7 metres). Thought to be associated with South Yeolands Consols Mine.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 525 666
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/72

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • 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, OP30 (Report - Survey). SDV360464.

A series of mining trial pits on the western side of Olderwood Plantation. Thought to be associated with South Yeolands Consols Mine.
OP30 SX 5257 6667. Trial pits at the western end of the main body of the plantation, extending across a disused forest track to a modern one. The workings are widespread but not very deep (maximum approximately 1.7 metres)

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, OP30. [Mapped feature: #88248 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2345Related to: South Yeoland Consols Mine (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 12:22PM