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HER Number:MDV26074
Name:Skir Gut streamworks


An area of Medieval or later tinworks exploiting the upper, southern section of the O Brook. The workings are generally poorly documented although a tinwork here is documented in 1569 and during the early 17th century. An archaeological field survey in 1995 recorded the earthworks as comprising openworks, beamworks, streamworks, lodeback pits and leats. The works between Skir Hill and Ter Hill is characterised by north-south trending beamworks, which have obscured earlier features.


Grid Reference:SX 656 710
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/261

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV258955.

Streamwork running north from skir hill, with spoilheaps, visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV258957.

Aph=raf cpe uk 1890/4361(10/12/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV258958.

Greeves, t. /an assessment of dartmoor tin working/(1990)19/in smr.

Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Early streamworks have been left on a wedge of old land surface, cut by later openworks on all sides (greeves).

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

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV258955Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV258957Aerial Photograph:
SDV258958Migrated Record:
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV125798Related to: Hooten Wheels wheel pit at Skir Gut (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7062 - Survey of the Wheal Emma Leat, Dartmoor
  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2019 2:01PM