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HER Number:MDV27468
Name:Streamworks along Small Brook, South Tawton

Summary

Streamworks and spoilheaps visible on aerial photographs along both banks of Small Brook.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 625 902
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of an extensive area of medieval or later tin working on both sides of the River Taw at Taw Marsh as well as Taw Marsh Bronze Age reave on South Tawton Common

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/229

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (XV to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 3380-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV295065.

Osborne, F. M., 1979, The Church Wardens' Accounts of St. Michael's Church, Chagford 1480-1600, 199 (Monograph). SDV252204.

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

Streamworks and spoilheaps visible along both banks of Small Brook. Streamwork with scarp on the east side of the river at SX62838975. Extends northwards onto map sheet SX69SW. Visible on 1947 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1985, Steeperton Tor Tin Mine, Dartmoor, 103 (Article in Serial). SDV310154.

A tinwork on Small Brook is recorded in 1562 (citing Osborne, 1979).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV252204Monograph: Osborne, F. M.. 1979. The Church Wardens' Accounts of St. Michael's Church, Chagford 1480-1600. The Church Wardens' Accounts of St. Michael's Church, Chagford 1480-1600. Unknown. 199.
SDV295065Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3380-1.
SDV310154Article in Serial: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1985. Steeperton Tor Tin Mine, Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 117. 103.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV17240Related to: Streamworks on River Taw on Metheral Hill (Monument)
MDV128741Related to: Tinners' hut in the Small Brook streamworks, South Tawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 9 2020 12:16PM