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HER Number:MDV34270
Name:Oval pit in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy

Summary

A large excavation in the northern sector of the plantation. Measures 20.0 metres by 11.0 metres by 3.0 metres deep. This feature may have been associated with either quarrying or mining. No sign of an adit was found, nor any large area of spoil, which would indicate the former, but neither is there any clearly quarried face.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 528 668
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/143

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • 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, OP33 (Report - Survey). SDV360464.

OP33 SX 5282 6684. A large excavation in the northern sector of the plantation. Measures 20.0 metres by 11.0 metres by 3.0 metres deep. This feature may have been associated with either quarrying or mining. No sign of an adit was found, nor any large area of spoil, which would indicate the former, but neither is there any clearly quarried face.

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, OP33. [Mapped feature: #88250 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV45587Related to: Pillow mound 5 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV45588Related to: Pillow mound 6 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (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 3:04PM