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HER Number:MDV107140
Name:Tinworkings at Assacombe, Fernworthy


Site of former tinworkings visible on the ground and also on LiDAR as a long curving gully. The gully subsequently became the outer boundary of Assacombe Farm.


Grid Reference:SX 655 826
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fugro-BKS, 2013, Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey (Cartographic). SDV351778.

Gully visible.

Newman , P., 2013, The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon, 58-9, Fig. 54 (Report - Survey). SDV351784.

Site of former tinworkings. Long curving gully visible on the ground and on LiDAR. Any associated earthworks are no longer visible and there is no obvious water supply to it. The gully is visible as a single entity on LiDAR but it may have started life as two separate gullies that became joined when adopted as a boundary. The gully is 5-6 metres wide on averate and up to 2 metres deep widening near its southern end to about 8 metres. Part of the gully has been adopted by a modern track.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351778Cartographic: Fugro-BKS. 2013. Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66665 ]
SDV351784Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2013. The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon. Digital + A4. 58-9, Fig. 54.

Associated Monuments

MDV6703Related to: Assycombe Farmstead, Fernworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6203 - Archaeological Survey of Fernworthy Forest
  • EDV7389 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1996
  • EDV7410 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1992

Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2016 3:42PM