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HER Number:MDV26011
Name:Whiteworks Engine Stream

Summary

Earthwork remains of a post Medieval leat extending from Swincombe Stream, probably taking further water from the T Girt Stream, the Whealam Stream and Nun's Cross Brook. Combined with another leat, the waters flowed south-east to the wheel pits at SX 61317083 and SX 61527078. The leat was known as "Whiteworks Engine Stream" by 1818 and was probably in use until mining ceased in the late 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 616 702
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworks on the tributary streams of the Nun's Cross Brook, tinners pits, openworks and buildings
  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SW 110
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/226
  • Pastscape: 910368
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4358 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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

Leat visible on aerial photographs and recorded.


English Heritage, 2005, Leats Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV347529.


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

SX 62917018 to SX 61527078. A dry leat depicted on the RCHM APu transcription (citing Royal Commission Aerial Photograph Project 1985) and Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 historic map.
Starting on the Swincombe Stream this leat probably took further water from the T Girt Stream, the Whealam Stream and Nun's Cross Brook. At SX 61187087 it joins another leat (MDV26008) flowing south; the combined waters flowed southeast to the wheel pits at SX 61317083 and SX 61527078. In existance as the "Whiteworks Engine Stream" by 1818 (citing Map of Freehold and early enclosures on Dartmoor 1805-1818, Devon County Record Office) it was probably in use until mining ceased in the late 19th century. Now much silted it remains as a ditch 1.2 to 1.8m wide and between 0.5 and 1m deep (citing Probert, S. A. J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 08/06/1988).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4358.
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.
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85156 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV26008Related to: LEAT in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV26012Related to: Leat north-east of Nun's Cross Ford (Monument)
MDV6286Related to: Whiteworks Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:19PM