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HER Number:MDV116609
Name:Tin Streamworks on Haytor Down, Ilsington


Tin streamworkings on Haytor Down running north-east to south-west from Smallacombe Rocks to the Haytor Vale road junction


Grid Reference:SX 762 776
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (XI to XVIII - 1100 AD to 1800 AD)

Full description

Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD25, Map 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Tin streamworks north-west of Haytor Vale.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 30, Map 2 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Tin working on central Haytor Down. A wide gully has been excavated for a kilometre along the headwaters of the River Lemon from near the road almost to Smallacombe Rocks. The river now rises in the damp ground at the lower end of the gully

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 15, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Tinworking streamworks extending for a distance of approximately 1.2 kilometres from the Haytor Vale road junction to Smallacombe Rocks to the north-west. The lower section is choked with bog revealing few details but above the granite tramway the tinwork has a steep well-defined outer scarp with parallel curvilinear banks of spoil and associated water channels.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Area of streamwork shown on survey.

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

Streamworks shown on industrial survey extending from the Haytor Vale raod junction to Smallacombe Rocks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 30, Map 2.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 15, Figure 7.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75936 ]
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD25, Map 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV34283Related to: Building south of Haytor Granite Tramway, Ilsington (Building)
MDV116610Related to: Drainage System associated with the Tin Streamworkings to the south of Smallacombe Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8068Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor to Stover Canal (Monument)
MDV26565Related to: Linear Open Tin Works on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26595Related to: Linear Tin Working open Cut at southern end of a Ditch, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116611Related to: Tin Streamworkings on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26590Related to: Tin Streamworks north of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Oct 28 2016 3:06PM