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HER Number:MDV25831
Name:Tin streamworks along Langworthy Brook tributary

Summary

Tin streamworks along the upper reaches of the northern tributary of Langworthy Brook, running across Mountsland Common. The area is very clear on aerial photos of 1946 and the edges of the streamworks are still well-defined on the ground today as escarpments. However, the site is now very boggy and obscured in places by vegetation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 744
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/130

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (XI to XVII - 1100 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1320 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1459, 100 (Aerial Photograph). SDV291903.


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

Streamwork with extensive spoilheaps visible on the aerial photography.


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

Visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 53, figure 21 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Tin streamworks along the upper reaches of the northern tributary of Langworthy Brook, running across Mountsland Common. The area is very clear on aerial photos of 1946 and the edges of the streamworks are still well-defined on the ground today as escarpments. However, the site is now very boggy and obscured in places by vegetation. The date of the streamworks is unknown but documentary evidence suggests the date range of Dartmoor streamworking generally to be between the 12th and 19th centuries with many probably of 16th century date when the industry was at its most prosperous in Devon. Condition is declining. SX75500 74380

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1320.
SDV291903Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 100.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85106 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 53, figure 21.

Associated Monuments

MDV25830Related to: Streamworks on the Langworthy Brook, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2016 12:03PM