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HER Number:MDV27301
Name:Streamworks along the North Teign River, Manga Brook and Varracombe Brook


Medieval and later tin streamworks situated along the North Teign River, Manga Brook and Varracombe Brook covering an area of approximately 21 hectares.


Grid Reference:SX 628 837
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of extensive medieval or later streamworks along the North Teign River, Manga Brook and Varracombe Brook, as well as ruined tinners huts

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SW 101
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/133
  • Pastscape: 444015
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249450.

For experiments on channels in area of tinworking see park 1979.

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV249451.

Vis=18/1/1990 (rchme) probable streamworks along the north teign and great varracombe. It extends as far w as sx61588387 (teign head), n to sx61998485 (the head of the great verracombe), and e to sx64068478.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV249453.

Aph=raf cpe/uk 1995/2366-9(13/4/1947).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV249454.

Aph=raf cpe/uk 2149/4036-8(11/6/1947).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV249455.

Aph=raf nmr sx6384/1/45-49(18/5/1977).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249456.

Park, c. /catena/6(1979)235-244/tin streaming and channel changes. Some preliminary observations from dartmoor,england/copy in gidleigh parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249457.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249458.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(18/1/1990)/rchme field investigation.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Probable streamwork along the North Teign and Great Varracombe. It extends westwards to SX61558387, eastwards to SX64068478, northwards to SX61998485. Visible on Royal Air Force 1947 and National Monuments Recprd 1977 aerial photographs.

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

National Monuments Record, 2010, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV214864.

Tin streamworking occurs along the north teign river, manga brook and varracombe brook. Approximately 21 ha of well defined spoil heaps and abandoned water channels survive along the flood plains of these rivers and streams. Within the worked area are a blowing house at sx63788427 and 2 tinners huts at sx62768422 and sx63238391.(only the remains within teignhead newtake were examined) (probert).

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214864National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV249450Migrated Record:
SDV249451Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV249453Aerial Photograph:
SDV249454Aerial Photograph:
SDV249455Aerial Photograph:
SDV249456Migrated Record:
SDV249457Migrated Record:
SDV249458Migrated Record:
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. 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: #85687 ; #85688 ; #85689 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6798Related to: Blowing mill 260m south-east of Teignhead Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV7368 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy
  • EDV8651 - Teignhead Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8652 - Langridge Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey

Date Last Edited:May 7 2021 2:54PM