Settling Pits at Red Lake Mire

Acknowledgement: NGR and photographs kindly supplied by John Clapham. According to Dartmoor HER, these are settling pits; “Two adjacent, rectangular earthwork pits on the south side of Redlake Mire, possibly used by the China Clay Corporation at Red Lake clay pit between 1913 and 1932, to clean water before releasing it into the river.

Reference: Dartmoor HER

Red Lake Head

Notes: Rode Lake is another name.

Reference: Tim Sandles, Legendary Dartmoor, Gazetteer.