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HER Number:MDV116611
Name:Tin Streamworkings on Haytor Down, Ilsington


Tin streamworkings on Haytor Down running north from the Haytor Vale road juction


Grid Reference:SX 766 774
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, HD27, Map 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Openwork on Haytor Down.

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

Three small areas of openwork on central Haytor Down. A sloping adit at the head seems to be an early example of underground working and the small building nearby may have been erected as a shelter by the tinners.

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

Steamwork extending 600m to the north of the road junction to Haytor Vale. The upper area of this tin work developed into a lode working at a later date where a deep trench containing conical pits runs at right angles to the axis of the streamwork

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

Area of streamwork shown on survey. Map object partly based on this source.

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

Streamwork shown on survey.

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: #75938 ]
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD27, Map 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV14194Related to: Adit north-west of Streamworks on Haytor Down. Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26570Related to: Area of Tin Working Trial Pits on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV14195Related to: Building at west end of Opencast Tin Workings to the north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Building)
MDV15724Related to: Deserted fields on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV116612Related to: Settlement north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26590Related to: Tin Streamworks north of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (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 14 2016 3:24PM