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HER Number:MDV26322
Name:Streamwork on the Colly Brook, Langstone Moor

Summary

An area of tin streamworks at the head of the Colly Brook. The remains are mostly disguised by bog but some patches of stony heaps and channels are visible at the western end near the outer enclosure walls of Wedlake.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 546 780
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 136
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/168
  • Pastscape: 1400165

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3376 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


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

Streamwork on the Colly Brook visible on the 1949 aerial photograph from SX54407795 to SX54837815.


Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, 25, fig 2 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

Streamwork along both sides of 'Colly Brook' shown on the English Heritage survey of 2003 from SX54287787 to SX54877824.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Visited.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

An area of tin streamworks at the head of the Colly Brook. The remains are mostly disguised by bog but some patches of stony heaps and channels are visible at the western end near the outer enclosure walls of Wedlake.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 2003 data (Website). SDV360651.

An area of shallow tin streamworks along the course of the Colly Brook on Peter Tavy Great Common. The workings are spread along both the moorland section of the brook and the enclosed lands leading down to Wedlake. The upper moorland section is now heavily overwhelmed by bog and its true extent is now hidden. The area near the enclosure walls consists of stony mounds and shallow channels. As the working extends west the perimeter is marked by a steep escarpment of up to 5.0 metres in places (citing Probert, S. A. J., 11/11/2003, English Heritage Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV255420Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. 25, fig 2. [Mapped feature: #112921 ]
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3376.
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.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 2003 data.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV56606Related to: Bronze Age Cairn to north of Colly Brook (Monument)
MDV56605Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle north of Colly Brook (Monument)
MDV28515Related to: Tinners mill on the Colly Brook, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 2:18PM