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HER Number:MDV116610
Name:Drainage System associated with the Tin Streamworkings to the south of Smallacombe Rocks, Ilsington


Drainage system including two reservoirs and an area of tin streamworkings to the south of Smallacombe Rocks


Grid Reference:SX 757 780
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

  • DRAINAGE SYSTEM (XI to XVIII - 1100 AD to 1800 AD)

Full description

Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD 34, Map 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Openworks south-east of Smallacombe Rocks.

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

Area of drainage features shown.

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

At the head of the tinwork to the south of Smallacombe Rocks is a complex system of water collection, storage and supply channels including two reservoirs at SX77037802 and SX76067794. A Prehistoric reave has in one place been reinforced to serve as a reservoir dam. The source of the water was rainwater run-off from the surrounding area.

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

Area of drainage work shown on survey. Map object based mainly on this source.

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

Small section of tin streamworking shown on the western side of this area.

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: #75937 ]
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD 34, Map 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV116823Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26623Related to: Prehistoric Parallel Reave System east of Smallacombe Rocks (Monument)
MDV116609Related to: Tin Streamworks on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 7 2016 12:48PM