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HER Number:MDV25644
Name:Streamworking remains at Blackbrook Head


Small area of tin working at the northern end of tributary belonging to the Blackbrook River.


Grid Reference:SX 579 777
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworking remains at Blackbrook Head

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 112
  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 114
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/83
  • Pastscape: 1065623
  • Pastscape: 1065681
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • TINNERS HUT? (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Tinners' hut and mine heap at head of small brook (worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261395.

Des=worksheet(greeves 1985).

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

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

Medieval or later streamworks flanking the Blackbrook River and its tributaries.
SX 580777 locality only. The feature recorded by Devon Sites and Monuments Record could not be located in the area described by the grid reference. A number of small areas of streamworking debris protrude through the bog flanking the Blackbrook River near its source and the site may be confused with a small three-sided structure (Monument HOB UID 1065646 - a possible tinners hut which may have been re-used as a shelter) situated on the western flank of Black Dunghill (citing Probert, S. A. J., 19-SEP-1994 RCHME Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV261395Migrated Record:
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85063 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV29179Related to: Streamworks along river at Black Dunghill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7001 - Archaeological and palaeological assessment at Blackbrook Hill
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 2:35PM