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HER Number:MDV34271
Name:Trial pits in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy

Summary

A series of trial pits around a very large pit with possible mineshaft at its centre (MDV34214). Smaller pits vary in size from 3.0 metres in diameter to 6.5 metres and are between 1.0 and 1.5 metres deep.

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/137

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Everett, C., 1978, Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park, 14, Map 13, OP29 (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.
OP29 SX 5275 6642. A series of trial pits around a very large pit with possible mineshaft at its centre (MDV34214). Smaller pits vary in size from 3.0 metres in diameter to 6.5 metres and are between 1.0 and 1.5 metres deep.

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, OP29. [Mapped features: #88251 ; #88252 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV120058Related to: Fragments of wall in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34214Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34215Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120051Related to: Pillow mound 20 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2345Related to: South Yeoland Consols Mine (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 12:09PM