HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV58311
Name:Trial pits on Shovel Down

Summary

Two prospecting pits. The western pit is 5 metres in diameter by 0.6 metres deep and its associated dump lies downslope and is 3.8 metres wide by 1.2 metres high. The eastern pit is 2.5 metres by 1.8 metres by 0.4 metres deep. There is no trace of a dump.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 658 861
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NE 142
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/285
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 143962, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Lode back tinwork on northern slope of Shovel Down. SX 6582 8511 Two prospecting pits. The western pit is 5 metres in diameter by 0.6 metres deep and its associated dump lies downslope and is 3.8 metres wide by 1.2 metres high. The eastern pit is 2.5 metres by 1.8 metres by 0.4 metres deep. There is no trace of a dump.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.


Richards, A. F., 2015, Comment regarding location of record (Personal Comment). SDV359273.

This feature appears to have been incorrectly located. Recorded as being within DDV20960 and on the northern slope of Shovel Down. Have moved from its present location (SX 6582 8511) to SX6582 8611.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 143962, 1997.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359273Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2015. Comment regarding location of record. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2015 1:51PM