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HER Number:MDV42425
Name:Openwork on south-facing slope of Hingston Hill, Walkhampton

Summary

One of three openworks centred at SX57616914, SX57646905 and SX57756888. They lie at the foot of the south-facing slopes of Hingston Hill, form part of the extensive tin exploitation industry in this area. The three deep scars in the hillside are not linked to water channels and they are surrounded by numerous tin prospecting and extractive pits.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 691
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a small medieval or post medieval tin working open cut north of Middleworth Plantation

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE399
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1472569
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/512
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1901 AD (Between))
  • OPEN CUT (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 1987, The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape, 225, 231, 235, 237, fig 5. (Article in Serial). SDV231207.

Openwork 17. Openwork at Middleworth (E). Supplied by leats SX56NEe/517 and SX56NE/518. Adit positions still visible.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007-2008, Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV359195.

(20/02/2007) Three openworks centred at SX57616914, SX57646905 and SX57756888. They lie at the foot of the south-facing slopes of Hingston Hill, form part of the extensive tin exploitation industry in this area. The three deep scars in the hillside are not linked to water channels and they are surrounded by numerous tin prospecting and extractive pits. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231207Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1987. The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 119. Paperback Volume. 225, 231, 235, 237, fig 5..
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV61955Related to: Hut circle 570 metres south-west of Down Tor (Monument)
MDV61954Related to: Hut circle 570 metres south-west of Down Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130631Related to: Leat west of Down Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV42426Related to: Openwork, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV130719Related to: Tin working south-east of Down Tor (Monument)
MDV130630Related to: Wheelpit north of Middleworth, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:May 11 2021 10:22AM