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HER Number:MDV19556
Name:Streamworks on the Stannon Brook


Small area of medieval streamworks covering 1-8 hectares, following both banks of the Stannon Brook.


Grid Reference:SX 650 810
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of prehistoric reave system, earthwork and building remains of Caroline Cott; a post-medieval farmstead, as well as leats, trial pits and steamworking remains associated with Wheal Caroline Mine on Water Hill
  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworks and associated leat east of Stannon Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SE 110
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/176
  • Pastscape: 917034
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 4363 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1982, Streamworks on Stannon Brook, 18/10/1982 (Worksheet). SDV277199.

A small area of Medieval tinworking activity on both banks of Stannon Brook, at SX 65068100, in the vicinity of a take-off point for present water supply to the farm. On the west bank the waste heaps are arranged in parallel ridges.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Streamwork visible on 1947 Royal Air Force aerial photograph at SX 65068100 and recorded on map overlay.

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

Depicted on the survey layer.

National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape, Accessed 02/05/2017 (Website). SDV359964.

SX65068103 streamworks covering 1-8 hectares. Follow both banks of the Stannon Brook and as described by Greeves (1982). They are not as extensive as depicted on the Royal Commission Aerial Photograph map transcription (citing Probert, S. A. J., 8/2/1989, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England field investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4363.
SDV277199Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1982. Streamworks on Stannon Brook. Worksheet. Digital. 18/10/1982.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82533 ]
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 02/05/2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV19548Related to: Building north-east of Stannon Tor (Building)
MDV54554Related to: Merripit Leat, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54553Related to: Stannon Cottage Leat (Monument)
MDV20498Related to: Stannon Hill reave system, Stannon Block System (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 2 2017 11:01AM