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HER Number:MDV56398
Name:Trial pits 650 metres north-east of Dunnabridge Pound

Summary

Trial pits associated with Brimpts North Mine. A group of 10 trial pits mostly along presumed line of the west-east lode, but with two pits offset, one either side of this line. Each is oval, the long axis being across the line of the lode. Typical dimensions 3.9 metres by 2.8 metres and 0.5 to 1.0 metre deep.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 651 751
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/159/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Early Medieval to XVII - 1066 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

BIRD + HIRST, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221965.

Brimpts north mine, trial pits, w group. Sx65057515 to sx65197513. A group of 10 trial pits mostly along presumed line of the w-e lode, but with 2 pits offset, one either side of this line. Each is oval, the long axis being across the line of the lode. Typical dimensions 3.9m by 2.8m and 0.5m to 1m deep. Spacing is irregular, varying from 7m to almost 30m with an average of 14.4m between pits. They are spread over a distance of 135m w of the drystone wall. No documented history, but probably contemporaneous with the lode-back workings to e and possibly of 17c origin (bird + hirst).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245048.

Bird, r. + hirst, p. /(-/11/1996)b2/1/worksheets in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245049.

Bird, r. + hirst, p. /the brimpts tin mines/(dtrg)/(forthcoming).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221965Migrated Record: BIRD + HIRST.
SDV245048Migrated Record:
SDV245049Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV56397Part of: Brimpts North Mine (Monument)
MDV27256Related to: Field system 1480 metres north-east of Huccaby Tor (Monument)
MDV66342Related to: Field wall 710 metres south-west of Laughter Hole Farm (Monument)
MDV56400Related to: Mine buildings at Brimpts North Mine (Building)
MDV56401Related to: OPEN CUT in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV56399Related to: TRIAL PIT in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2014 10:05AM