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HER Number:MDV28186
Name:Hart Tor Brook alluvial tin streamwork, Walkhampton

Summary

Tin streamworks on Hart Tor brook. The remains extend from the confluence of the River Meavy, east along both sides of the brook to an area west of South Hessary Tor, but also curving to the south towards Raddick Hill. The perimeter of the streamwork is defined by a steep curvi-linear escarpment. The interior working area comprises a series of linear channels and stony spoil heaps. Some areas of the interior are marshy. At the head of the working a series of deep channels extend south up the slope of Raddick Hill. One of two small structures possibly associated with the tinners was identified within the streamworks.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 583 717
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE225
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1448374
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/222
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/222/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24106

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PROSPECTING PIT (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1901 AD (Between))
  • STREAMWORKS (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4436 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

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

Leat visible on 1940s aerial pjptpgraph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152489, MPP 152501 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

MPP 152489: (01/03/1996) Part of extensive remains of Hart Tor tinwork. (See Gerrard for details). A group of prospecting pits 120 metres south-east of Black Tor at SX57477171.
MPP 152501: (01/05/1997) Hart Tor Brook alluvial tin streamwork earthworks lying parallel with the river.

Gerrard, S., 1998, Hart Tor Tinworks, 9, 13; figs 2, 4, 6-7 (Article in Serial). SDV360974.

The tinworkings and detail including two small structures were recorded and described in 1998 .

Gerrard, S., 1999, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997, 24 (Article in Serial). SDV225919.

Wessex Archaeology, 2002, Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey, Site WA136, WA211 (Report - Survey). SDV354588.

Wessex Archaeology 2002, Site WA136, WA211.

Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

(01/08/2006) Tin Streamworks on Hart Tor Brook. The remains extend from the confluence with the River Meavy, east along both sides of the brook to an area west of South Hessary Tor, but also curving to the south towards Raddick Hill. The perimeter of the streamwork is defined by a steep curvilinear escarpment. The interior working area comprises a series of linear channels and stony spoil heaps. Some areas of the interior are marshy. At the head of the working a series of deep channels extend south up the slope of Raddick Hill.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007-2008, Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV359195.

(12/12/2007) The remaining extent of tinners cliffs as well as one of the two small structures were located and surveyed at 1:2500 scale.

Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Greeves, T., 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Probert, S. A. J., 2017, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017 (Report - Survey). SDV360392.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV225919Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997. Meavy Valley Archaeology. A4 Stapled + Digital. 24.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152489, MPP 152501.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4436.
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.
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV354588Report - Survey: Wessex Archaeology. 2002. Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey. Wessex Archaeology Report. Unknown. Site WA136, WA211.
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV360392Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2017. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV360974Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1998. Hart Tor Tinworks. Meavy Valley Archaeology. 10. PDF. 9, 13; figs 2, 4, 6-7.

Associated Monuments

MDV60251Related to: Hart Tor Streamworking on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV62285Related to: Lower leat south-west of Hart Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV62305Related to: Tin pits south-east of Hart Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV62295Related to: TINNERS BUILDING in the Parish of Walkhampton (Building)
MDV62296Related to: TINNERS BUILDING in the Parish of Walkhampton (Building)
MDV130833Related to: Tinners' reservoir, Hartor Brook streamworks (Monument)
MDV122159Related to: Trial pits at the head of Hartor Brook, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV62300Related to: Trial pits at the head of Hartor Brook, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV62304Related to: Trial pits at the head of Hartor Brook, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV7517 - Survey of Hart Tor tin works
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project
  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:May 25 2021 3:57PM