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HER Number:MDV25059
Name:Two shallow reservoirs at Red Lake China Clay Works, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Two shallow reservoirs on the east side of Red Lake China Clay Works

Location

Grid Reference:SX 647 668
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the early 20th century China Clay works at Redlake Mine and the associated railway, as well as prehistoric remains on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/125/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (Constructed, Edwardian to Early 20th Century - 1910 AD to 1932 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1969, NMR SX6468, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV226078.

Photograph taken on 12th April 1969.

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

Claypits visible and recorded.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Features shown on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Features shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Two shallow reservoirs at Redlake China Clay Works are sited to the south-east of the sky tip covering an area totalling 0.5 hectares. These probably supplied water to the monitors, to wash the clay out of the pit, as well as the boilers in the engine house. Both still retain water. The pit was active between 1910 and 1932, operated by the China Clay Corporation Ltd and later by the Ivybridge Clay Company.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Features shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV226078Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1969. NMR SX6468. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84918 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107445Part of: Redlake China Clay works, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV25058Related to: Claypit at Red Lake China Clay Works, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV25060Related to: Spoilheap at Red Lake China Clay Works, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway, Harford & Dratmoor Forest Parishes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2020 3:59PM