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HER Number:MDV52818
Name:Trial pits on Dunnabridge Common


Earthworks of medieval or later tinner's pits situated to the north of the B3537 on Dunnabridge Common. An archaeological field survey in 1990 noted that the pits, which follow no particular line, were interspersed with later roadstone quarries and military trenches.


Grid Reference:SX 638 750
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of medieval or later tinner's pits on Dunnabridge Common

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 NW 228
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/303
  • Pastscape: 883415
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

SX 63807502 Tin Works.
Centred SX 63807502. Several tin pits lie in disturbed ground north of the B 3537 on Dunnabridge Common. The pits which follow no particular line are interspersed with later roadstone quarries and military trenches (citing Probert, S. A. J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 09/08/1990).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2016 2:24PM