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HER Number:MDV26096
Name:STREAMWORKS in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Streamworks, with spoilheaps, visible along the banks of the river swincombe to sx64687301 (rchm app 1985). Vis=21/7/1988 (rchme) approximately 10.5 ha of tin streamworks occupying both sides of the marshy flood plain of the river swincombe, between sx63327207 and sx64177250. Rchm app shows streamworking continuing eastwards right down the swincombe to gobbett tin mine (sx64707280); although there are occasional traces eg sx64347287 this is a false generalisation. It also shows an openwork at sx64857281 wrongly as part of the streamworking. The workings consist of many dumps of discarded alluvium, silt, gravel and cobble, together with linear channels and upcast which, provided the water source for the streamworking process. Many of the dumps have been dug into, perhaps during re-working at a later stage. Vis=another streamwork in deep swincombe is continuous with this site (rchme).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 634 722
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/283

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV260903.

Streamworks, with spoilheaps, visible along the banks of the river swincombe to sx64687301 (rchm app 1985). Vis=21/7/1988 (rchme) approximately 10.5 ha of tin streamworks occupying both sides of the marshy flood plain of the river swincombe, between sx63327207 and sx64177250. Rchm app shows streamworking continuing eastwards right down the swincombe to gobbett tin mine (sx64707280); although there are occasional traces eg sx64347287 this is a false generalisation. It also shows an openwork at sx64857281 wrongly as part of the streamworking. The workings consist of many dumps of discarded alluvium, silt, gravel and cobble, together with linear channels and upcast which, provided the water source for the streamworking process. Many of the dumps have been dug into, perhaps during re-working at a later stage. Vis=another streamwork in deep swincombe is continuous with this site (rchme).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV260904.

Aph=raf cpe uk 2149/3427(11/6/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260905.

Nmr=sx67sw181.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260906.

Des=rchme/(29/7/1988)/field investigation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV260903Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV260904Aerial Photograph:
SDV260905Migrated Record:
SDV260906Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV128937Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128938Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128939Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128940Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128941Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128942Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128943Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128944Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128945Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128946Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128947Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128948Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128949Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128950Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128951Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128952Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128953Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128954Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128955Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128956Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)
MDV128957Related to: Hut circle within prehistoric setttlement located between the River Swincombe and the Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Oct 12 2020 1:38PM