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HER Number:MDV52419
Name:Shaft within Prehistoric Settlement on the south-west flank of Hingston Hill, Walkhampton

Summary

Shaft situated within a Prehistoric enclosed hut settlement is located on the south-eastern boundary of the settlement visible on aerial photograph

Location

Grid Reference:SX 583 690
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/568
  • Old SAM Ref: 24080(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHAFT (XV to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133222 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 25th May 1993. Shaft within an enclosed settlement. Access to the lower part of the tin lode was achieved by digging a vertical shaft to intercept the lode at depth. The archaeological evidence for this activity, is provided by a shaft surviving as a 5 metre deep circular pit associated with 3 large dumps standing 4 metres high and lying on the downslope side of the hole. The absence of any processing facilities within the immediate vicinity suggests that the lode was not considered economically viable.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 66, Figure 47.3, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

A deep excavation in the south-west of the Hingston Hill Prehistoric settlement is shown as a 'pit' on Figure 47.3.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photogaph.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438541, SX56NE15 (Website). SDV360651.

A 5 metre deep circular pit with three 4 metre high dumps on its downslope side. This shaft was dug to gain access to the tin lode at a greater depth than the pits to the north-east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 66, Figure 47.3, Map 47.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133222.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438541, SX56NE15.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112416 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3969Part of: Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement on the south-west flank of Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV122407Related to: Lode Back Pits within Prehistoric Settlement on the south-west flank of Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2018 12:06PM