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HER Number:MDV69498
Name:Open work and tin pits west of Deadlake

Summary

A 150 metre long tin openwork and a cluster of tin pits to the west of Deadlake streamwork.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 561 783
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 139
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/184
  • Pastscape: 1406385

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, Fig 2 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

Line of openwork shown on the english heritage survey of 2003 running north to south with a group of tin pits to the west and two isolated pits to the south-west.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 15/12/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

A shallow tin openwork and a cluster of tin pits, 430 metres west of Deadlake tin streamwork. The openwork consists of a slightly serpentine, linear gully oriented approximately north to south. It is 150 metres long and up to 18 metres wide and 2.0 metres deep. The tin pits are 37 metres to the west. The conical pits are on average 1.0 - 3.0 metres in diameter and up to 1.0 metre deep. Each has a small crescentic spoil heap on the lower side. The evidence is all likely to be for tin prospecting, dating from the medieval or post-medieval period.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A 150 metre long tin openwork and a cluster of tin pits to the west of Deadlake streamwork.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV255420Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. Fig 2.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 15/12/2004.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #112929 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 3:22PM