HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV27236
Name:Streamworks at Muddilake, north of Lower Cherrybrook Bridge


Marshy area of streamworking visible on raf 1946 ap (rchm app 1985).


Grid Reference:SX 629 753
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age enclosure with hut circles and field system at Smith Hill and Muddilake with late medieval or later enclosure banks or field system and streamworking along the brook to the west

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/196
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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). SDV261293.

Marshy area of streamworking visible on raf 1946 ap (rchm app 1985).

RCHM CITING GREEVES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261294.

Centred sx 63057523. The remains of tin streamworking activity occur along both banks of the cherry brook and its 3 tributaries (notably crane lake and muddilake brook). The best preserved remains lie along a steep narrow stream valley between sx63007541 and sx62977611; here are linear turf-covered mounds of washed upcast material, tinners channels and scarped valley slopes. There are no identifiable tinners buildings. Tinworking at muddilake and `charbreke' is documented in the early 17c (rchm citing greeves).

NMR CITING FLETCHER, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV261295.

Vis=30/6/1989 (rchm) the shallow tributary valley centred at sx63057523 is heavily silted but some turf-covered spoil heaps are visible as parch marks (nmr citing fletcher).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV261296.

Aph=raf cpe/uk 1890/1303-1304(10/12/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261297.

Des=greeves, t. A. P. /tinworking on dartmoor 1450-1700/university of exeter.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261298.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261299.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /(30/6/1989)/rchme field investigation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV261293Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV261294Migrated Record: RCHM CITING GREEVES.
SDV261295Report - Survey: NMR CITING FLETCHER.
SDV261296Aerial Photograph:
SDV261297Migrated Record:
SDV261298Migrated Record:
SDV261299Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV26118Related to: Quarry south of Lower Cherrybrook Bridge (Monument)
MDV51543Related to: Quarry south of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV25966Related to: Streamworks west of Dunnabridge Pound Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2018 10:27AM