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HER Number:MDV27917
Name:Tinner's streamwork along Bledge Brook

Summary

Area of tin streaming and spoil heaps along Bledge Brook (Blatchford Bottom) from SX63506380 1.6 kilometres north-west and also extending 500 metres south-west from the same point. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 629 644
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/231
  • 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, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4279 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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

Area of tin streaming and spoil heaps extending north-west from SX63506380 to SX62536490 (Blatchford Bottom). There is another area of heaps extending south-west from SX63506380 to a mine at SX63206330.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East (Monograph). SDV337765.

Area of tinner's mounds depicted on Butler's maps. Other details: Map 54, 55.


Gerrard, S., 1996, The Early South-Western Tin Industry: An Archaeological View, 67-83 (Article in Serial). SDV337901.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Area of stream works visible on the aerial photography - digitised area is approximate.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4279.
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.
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume.
SDV337901Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1996. The Early South-Western Tin Industry: An Archaeological View. Mining History: Bulletin PDMHS. The Archaeology of Mining and Metallurgy in. 13, Number 2. A4 Paperback + Digital. 67-83.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13224Part of: Erme Valley streamwork (Monument)
MDV13224Related to: Erme Valley streamwork (Monument)
MDV46678Related to: DAM in the Parish of Cornwood (Monument)
MDV13224Part of: Erme Valley streamwork (Monument)
MDV13224Related to: Erme Valley streamwork (Monument)
MDV102719Related to: Granite trough in Bledge Brook, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV122888Related to: Leat system from the Bledge Brook (Monument)
MDV102718Related to: Probable tinners' building, Bledge Brook (Building)
MDV13210Related to: Streamworks along Dry Lake and Left Lake (Monument)
MDV102720Related to: Tinners' building, Bledge Brook (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 9:53AM