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HER Number:MDV27702
Name:Streamworks along the North Teign River and Hugh Lake

Summary

Streamworkings on both banks of the North Teign River between SX63968522 and SX63998604 and also on the Hugh Lake Stream, with well-defined spoil heaps and abandoned water channels occupying much of the flood plains of these water courses. A small single-roomed tinners’ hut lies amongst the streamworks on the right bank of Hugh Lake Stream.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 640 861
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworks along the North Teign River and Hugh Lake

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NW 51
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/91
  • Pastscape: 902839
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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/2082, 3283-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV295065.


Park, C. C., 1979, Tin Streaming and Channel Changes: Some Preliminary Observations from Dartmoor, England, 235-244 (Article in Serial). SDV249982.

Park describes experiments on channel changes in tin workings in this area.


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

Streamwork along the east side of the river. Very clear banks and gullies. Visible on Royal Air Force 1947 aerial photograph.


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


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

Streamworks centred at SX64128620. Approximately 6 hectares of abandoned tin streamworkings lie along the right bank of the North Teign River at the foot of Langridge and also along Hugh Lake (within Teignhead newtake). The area is characterised by high linear spoil heaps separated by well-defined water channels which lie mostly parallel to the present course of the river. The edge of the workings in the northern part of this area is formed by a steep scarp approximately 2.5 metres high where the alluvial deposits had been followed into the steeper flank of Langridge. A leat (SX68NW/81) originating on the river south of the worked area supplied these cuttings.
Three structures lie within the worked area.
The left bank of the North Teign River outside Teignhead Newtake was not investigated (citing Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, date and author unknown).
Approximately 5 hectares of tin streamworkings occur on both banks of the North Teign River between SX63968522 and SX63998604 and also on the Hugh Lake Stream.
The well-defined spoil heaps and abandoned water channels occupy much of the flood plains of these water courses. A small single-roomed tinners’ hut (SX68NW/41) lies amongst the streamworks on the right bank of Hugh Lake Stream. (The streamworks outside Teignhead newtake were not investigated)
(citing Probert, S. A. J., 14/8/1991, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249982Article in Serial: Park, C. C.. 1979. Tin Streaming and Channel Changes: Some Preliminary Observations from Dartmoor, England. Catena. 6. Digital. 235-244.
SDV295065Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3283-4.
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 feature: #85859 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV58287Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV54488Related to: LEAT in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV54490Related to: LEAT in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV116702Related to: Tinners' building north-east of Hew Down (Building)
MDV76765Related to: Tinner's building north-east of Hew Down (Building)
MDV54487Related to: Tinner's Hut on Hew Down, Gidleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2016 11:49AM