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HER Number:MDV13448
Name:Streamworking along Middle Brook and Petre's Pits, South Brent

Summary

Extensive earthwork remains of Medieval or Post Medieval tin streaming along the upper extent of the Middle Brook at Peter's Pit Bottom recorded from aerial photographs (1946/1980) in 1985 project. Also visible on aerial photographs taken in March 2007 by English Heritage.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 662 636
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE199
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1507934
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/305
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/358

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2280-2281 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX6662/1, 46-49 (Aerial Photograph). SDV151002.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets, Pages 682-3 of 821 (Worksheet). SDV340722.

(estimated 1979) Tinners' buries. Middle Brook. Extant. Deeper workings at head. Tinners buries along its length but the area near the source has conspicuously deep and dramatic workings. A search was made here for a possible shaft (which would be later in date) but without success.

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 48-50 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Streamwork along Middle Brook visible on 1946 and 1980 aerial photographs.
Brent Moor Streamwork extending from SX66916324 to SX66706328. Visible on 1976 aerial photograph.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 26/04/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

The extensive earthwork remains of Medieval or Post Medieval tin streaming can be seen along the upper extent of the Middle Brook at Peter's Pit Bottom (centred at SX 6593 6366) on aerial photographs taken in March 2007 by English Heritage. The accumulated spoil and sinuous channels resulting from washing of the tin ore from the surface deposits can be seen extending for some distance along the stream. There are records of structures and buildings associated with Medieval or later tin working in the immediate area (UID: 442096).
Source: Oblique aerial photograph reference number: NMR SX6663/20 NMR 24581/25 21-MAR-2007.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151002Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX6662/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 46-49.
SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 48-50.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2280-2281.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet. Pages 682-3 of 821.
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 26/04/2021.

Associated Monuments

MDV13471Related to: BUDDLE in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV13472Related to: BUDDLE in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV27821Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of South Brent (Building)
MDV27822Related to: DATE STONE in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV5781Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement south of Middle Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5782Related to: Enclosure on Old Hill, adjacent to Middle Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV25667Related to: Hut circle settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13455Related to: TINNERS CACHE in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV13255Related to: Tinners' cache in wall of settlement south of Middle Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13474Related to: TRIAL PIT in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV13475Related to: TRIAL PIT in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV27819Related to: WHEEL HOUSE in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8687 - EH Aerial Reconnaissance (South): 2006-07

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2021 12:39PM