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HER Number:MDV28194
Name:Streamworks to north-east of Newleycombe Farmstead, Walkhampton

Summary

An area of tin pitworks, shallow openworks, gullies and other disturbance of probably post-medieval date. There is also an 18th or 19th century whim platform and associated shaft.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 588 700
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/230
  • 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/2149, 4436 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Streamworks visible on RAF aerial photograph.


Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, No. 1446155 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 2006. An area of tin pitworks, shallow openworks, gullies and other disturbance of probably post-medieval date, to the north and east of Newleycombe Farm. The site of a possible blocked shaft with whim platform is located at SX5887 7007. The workings were heavily covered by gorse at the time of the survey obscuring much of the detail. Condition fair, status stable.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area, 12, Figs. 16, 17, No. 1446155 (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Three hectares of probable post medieval tinworks to the north-east of Newlycombe Farmstead, largly obscured by gorse. The majority of visible remains appear to comprise shallow shafts, water channels and linear spoil heaps, typical of monuments of this type on Dartmoor. However, also amongst the remains are traces of an 18th or 19th century whim platform and an associated shaft. Site clearance concentrated on the later features and the gorse has now been cleared from the whim platform and shaft. The exposed features are robust and not considered to be under any threat. The area should be flagged for further archaeological excavation following a planned or accidental burn.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Horse shoe shaped pattern of streamworks visible on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Part of area of streamworking marked.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, No. 1446155 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 28th January 2012. Condition and status fair. Significant gorse cover.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4436.
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85972 ]
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. No. 1446155.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. No. 1446155.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. 12, Figs. 16, 17, No. 1446155.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • 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
  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:20PM