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HER Number:MDV62305
Name:Tin pits south-east of Hart Tor, Walkhampton

Summary

Alignments and clusters of tin pits on the north slope of Cramber Tor. The main alignment is oriented approximately north-west to south-east, with two other alignments converging to the south-east on separate orientation. The majority of the pits are between 2 and 4 metres diameter with a few larger examples of up to 12m diameter. Each pit has a crescentic collar of spoil on the downslope side. An earthwork reservoir is sited amid the pits at SX 5848 7139. It comprises a hollowed cutting with a retaining bank on the downslope side. The cutting is 26m long and the bank or dam is approximately 11m wide and up to 2m high. A narrow channel leads from an opening into the bank for 55m towards the valley. The reservoir is likely to have been to supply the valley floor streamworks.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 714
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE227
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1450265
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/432
  • Old SAM Ref: 24106

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152550, 16/3/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Prospecting trench associated with a tinwork 970 metres south-east of Hart Tor.

Newman, P., 2006, Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV233640.

(01/08/2006) Alignments and clusters of tin pits on the north slope of Cramber Tor. The main alignment is oriented approximately north-west to south-east, with two other alignments converging to the south-east on separate orientation. The majority of the pits are between 2 and 4 metres diameter with a few larger examples of up to 12m diameter. Each pit has a crescentic collar of spoil on the downslope side. An earthwork reservoir is sited amid the pits at SX 5848 7139. It comprises a hollowed cutting with a retaining bank on the downslope side. The cutting is 26m long and the bank or dam is approximately 11m wide and up to 2m high. A narrow channel leads from an opening into the bank for 55m towards the valley. The reservoir is likely to have been to supply the valley floor streamworks.

Probert, S., 2013, Cramber Tor Survey data (Cartographic). SDV361430.

Shown on the survey data.

Probert, S. A. J., 2017, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017 (Report - Survey). SDV360392.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233640Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2006. Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation. English Heritage.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152550, 16/3/2000.
SDV360392Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2017. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV361430Cartographic: Probert, S.. 2013. Cramber Tor Survey data. GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111859 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV28186Related to: Hart Tor Brook alluvial tin streamwork, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV28184Related to: Leat south-east of Hart Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV28185Related to: Leat south-east of Hart Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV62292Related to: STREAMWORKS in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project
  • EDV8711 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2021 10:25AM