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HER Number:MDV27736
Name:Leats supplying tin working in the Curlicombe valley


Water management systems recorded during field visit in 2000 related to the tinworking either side of the stream in the Curlicombe valley (MDV27738).


Grid Reference:SX 691 820
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE407
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1400103
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/217

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, Early Medieval to XVI - 1066 AD (Between) to 1540 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4316 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

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

Openwork visible on aerial.

Newman, P., 2002, Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV363213.

(20/01/2000) Centred SX 69388257. Tinworking remains in the Curlicombe valley. The valley floor, on either side of the stream, is occupied by approximately 0.6ha of streamworking remains consisting of narrow water channels and linear spoil heaps. The stream itself is augmented by water collection systems on the adjacent hillsides. A number of surface water collection leats are centred at SX 69158210, to the west of the working while, to the east, at SX 69908204 a reservoir is supplied by a number of similar features.
Immediately to the east of the reservoir are a number of tin pits and a shallow opencast working.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4316.
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.
SDV363213Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines. English Heritage. A1/34/2002. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. S. Probert. [Mapped feature: #136713 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27738Part of: Tin working in the Curlicombe valley (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001, A1/34/2002)

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2022 12:29PM