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HER Number:MDV105668
Name:Streamworks north of Beardown Tor

Summary

An area of tin streamworks on the east side of the ridge between Beardown and Lydford Tors. The perimeter at the upper western end is delineated by a substantial scarp and the interior of the working consists of turf-covered stony heaps.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 604 781
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 NW 254
  • Pastscape: 1406390

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1988, Beardown Farm, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, 23, map D (Report - Assessment). SDV355062.

Tin streaming debris covering 1.2 hectares of a shallow, east-facing combe.


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

Approximately 1 hectare of tin streamwork on the western slope of the west River Dart between Beardown and Lydford Tors. The working, which is probably medieval or post-medieval in date, is located on a moderate slope, oriented east-west. The perimeter of the upper western end is delineated by a substantial scarp of up to 3.0 metres high. The interior of the working consists of turf covered stony heaps. There is one tinners' hut sited within the working (SX 67 NW 125).


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

Area of streamworking depicted on the survey layer.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Streamworks can be seen on the aerial photography.


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.

An area of tin streamworks on the east side of the ridge between Beardown and Lydford Tors. The perimeter at the upper western end is delineated by a substantial scarp and the interior of the working consists of turf-covered stony heaps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV355062Report - Assessment: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1988. Beardown Farm, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon. ADAS. A3 Comb Bound. 23, map D.
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: #112931 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14690Related to: Cairn 550 metres north of Beardown Tor (Monument)
MDV54352Related to: Streamworks on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV28591Related to: Tinners hut on Beardown Hill (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 4:20PM