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HER Number:MDV24949
Name:Avon Dam Reservoir

Summary

The Avon Dam reservoir was completed in 1959 and covers some 50 acres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 675 654
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/211

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (Completed, XX - 1959 AD to 1959 AD)

Full description

National Monuments Record, 09/04/1980, NMR SX6765, SX6765/1, SF1743 (Aerial Photograph). SDV146067.


Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 138 (Monograph). SDV149229.

The Avon reservoir completed in 1959 covers 50 acres of Dean and Brent Moors. The valley was much worked by early tinners.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Reservoir constructed since 1946. Monuments destroyed or threatened by construction visible on RAF aerial photo.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.


Griffith, F. M., 27/07/1989, DAP/PE (Aerial Photograph). SDV167179.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV146067Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 09/04/1980. NMR SX6765. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). SX6765/1, SF1743.
SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 138.
SDV167179Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 27/07/1989. DAP/PE. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper) + Photograph (Digital).
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84878 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5261Related to: Enclosure wall at settlement on Dean Moor (Monument)
MDV5232Related to: Hut circle north of the Avon Reservoir (Monument)
MDV14799Related to: Hut circle settlement on Dean Moor (Monument)
MDV5303Related to: Hut circle settlement on Hickaton Hill (Monument)
MDV14221Related to: Monastic Homestead submerged by Avon Dam Reservoir (Monument)
MDV5304Related to: Possible settlement south of Hickaton Hill (Monument)
MDV24705Related to: Reave at eastern end of Avon Dam Reservoir (Monument)
MDV5290Related to: Reave on northern side of the Avon Dam Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2015 3:34PM