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:MDV104173
Name:Dressing Floor on the north side of Newleycombe Lake, Walkhampton

Summary

Tin dressing floor located on the edge of an area of streamworks on the north side of Newleycombe Lake. The site comprises small terraces defined by low revetment walls containing two pits with the remains of a building nearby.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 699
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRESSING FLOOR (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, No. 1448366 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 2006. Tin dressing floor located on the edge of an area of streamworks on the north side of Newleycombe Lake. The site comprises small terraces defined by low revetment walls containing two pits, one 2.2 by 2.0 metres and fully of silt, the other 2.7 by 1.0 by 0.3 metres deep with traces of stone lining. There are also the remains of a possible building at the bottom of the slope. There is no known documentation for the site but it is probably 18th or 19th century in date.
Condition poor, status stable. Current and potential threat by gorse encroahment.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area, 14, Fig. 21, 22 No. 1448366 (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Tin dressing floor and associated structure now cleared of gorse.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, No. 1448366 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 23rd January 2012. Condition and stability good. Some cleared gorse is resprouting and will need monitoring.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. No. 1448366. [Mapped feature: #1697 ]
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. No. 1448366.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. 14, Fig. 21, 22 No. 1448366.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:17PM