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HER Number:MDV14194
Name:Adit north-west of Streamworks on Haytor Down. Ilsington


Adit to the north-west of tin streamworkings on Haytor Down


Grid Reference:SX 765 778
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/64

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ADIT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD)

Full description

Greeves, T., 1980, Building and Opencast Tin Works (Worksheet). SDV303809.

Site visited on 30th January 1980. Mine adit (partially open) at head of old tin workings running approximately north-north-east to south-south-west on the north side of the route of granite tramway. Width of adit approximately 1.40 metres. Present maximum height of adit 0.50 metres. There are also some quite deep opencast workings running approximately north-west to south-east to the west of the adit. There are a few trial pits/shafts north of the adit. About 50 metres north of the adit is a long narrow artificial pond, now dry.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 15, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

The upper area of streamwork developed into a lode working of later date. 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.

Shown on survey.

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

Shown on Industrial area survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV303809Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 1980. Building and Opencast Tin Works.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). 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: #81157 ]
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV14195Related to: Building in opencast tin workings north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Building)
MDV26570Related to: Clusters of tin pits on the eastern slopes of Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV15724Related to: Deserted fields on Haytor Down (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:Aug 22 2023 3:26PM