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HER Number:MDV26365
Name:Streamworks on the Aller Brook, Combestone Tor

Summary

Approximately 3.0 hectares of streamworking remains flank both arms of the Aller Brook starting at SX 67537180 and extending to SX 67547134 and SX 67317154. The remains are now largely overgrown and marshy, the characteristic linear spoil heaps and water channels are no longer visible.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 673 715
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 259
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/349
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 1078248

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2373-2374 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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

Area of streamwork visible on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


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

Area is depicted on the GIS map layer.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 01/08/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

Streamworks centred at SX 674715. Approximately 3.0 hectares of streamworking remains flank both arms of the Aller Brook starting at SX 67537180 and extending to SX 67547134 and SX 67317154. The remains are now largely overgrown and marshy, the characteristic linear spoilheaps and water channels are no longer visible. The western arm of the brook terminates as three major openworks, one linear example extending to SX 67227165, the others joining and forming a large L-shaped pit, commonly referred to as 'Hangman's Pit'. Adjacent to this at SX 67307150 is a small, two-roomed rectangular building cut into the spoilheaps. It measures 2.7 metres wide (north-west to south-east) with rooms 2.0 and 2.6 metres long with coursed boulder walls up to 1.0 metres high. There is no obvious entrance though there is a break in the W wall. The function of this structure is unclear.
The upper ends of the openworks were supplied with water from two large linear reservoirs centred at SX 67267143 and SX 67297136, to the south of the workings. (Citing Probert, S.A.J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 08-DEC-1996)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2373-2374.
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.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped features: #85288 ; #85289 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 01/08/2016.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 1 2016 3:57PM