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HER Number:MDV5971
Name:Trial pits north-east of Two Bridges


Features visible from aerial photographs were originally identified as hut circles but this was later revised; they are now thought to be trial pits, probably associated with the nearby quarry.


Grid Reference:SX 611 751
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/98

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249005.

Osa=sx67nw82/plan. Vis=14/12/1979 (?os) Hut circles at SX 6115 7525 and SX 6117 7525.

Royal Air Force, 02/07/1964, F62/58/6399, 034-35 (Aerial Photograph). SDV272301.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Probable hut circles visible on 1960s aerial photograph. Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

Pattison, P., 1989, Field investigation south-west of Crockern Tor (Report - Survey). SDV249179.

Vis=23/6/1989 (rchm) two suspected huts interpreted by ?os as pits are probably this site + subsheet. These are at sx61177518 + sx61197518, approached from s by a disused grass track now blocked by field wall. Probably trial pits. At above ngr is evidence of peat cutting (nmr citing pattison).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249005Migrated Record:
SDV249179Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1989. Field investigation south-west of Crockern Tor. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV272301Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 02/07/1964. F62/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 034-35.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV5970Related to: Hut circle 265 metres south-east of Crockern (Monument)
MDV51534Related to: Quarry north-east of Two Bridges (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2018 11:42AM