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HER Number:MDV25171
Name:Tin openwork on Buckland Common

Summary

A tin openwork of probable post-medieval date, oriented approximately north-east to south-west, extends for approximately 180 metres across Buckland Common. The gully is slightly curved, up to 8.5 metres wide and a maximum of 2 metres deep. At the northern end a reservoir, now dry, and comprising a crescentic earth bank of 32 metres long, collected water used in the tin working processes from a leat (MDV25266) that diverted water from Blackslade Mire to the north.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 745
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/152

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7374, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV314947.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

10/3/1986 Extensive excavated area at SX7362 7455 leads into a V-shaped gully more than two metres deep. This runs downhill in an irregular, but westerly direction until it reaches the road. The gully cuts through two possibly medieval cultivation boundary ditches and the prehistoric enclosure wall at SX73727458.
14/2/1987 Possible tinners' reservoir. Mostly in Ashburton parish.


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

Openwork visible on aerial photographs extending to SX73967463.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 52, figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A tin openwork on Buckland Common. A tin openwork of probable post-medieval date, oriented approximately north-east to south-west, extends for approximately 180 metres across Buckland Common. The gully is slightly curved, up to 8.5 metres wide and a maximum of 2 metres deep. At the northern end a reservoir, now dry, and comprising a crescentic earth bank of 32 metres long, collected water used in the tin working processes from a leat (MDV25266) that diverted water from Blackslade Mire to the north.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV314947Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7374. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
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.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 52, figure 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV25215Related to: Parallel reaves on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV61838Related to: Streamwork on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV25170Related to: Trial pits on Blackslade Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2016 12:51PM