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HER Number:MDV28195
Name:Tin Streamwork in the Newleycombe Valley, Walkhampton

Summary

A tin streamwork comprising a number of narrow channels and pitworks. The working covers an area of about 3.5 hectares, extending from north of the Devonport Leat south to the edge of the Newleycombe valley streamworks.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 585 703
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/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, 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.

Streamwork visible.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 18 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Newleycombe valley. A fine example of the working method of an alluvial streamworks with reservoirs.2 reservoirs supply a hillslope system which is visually impressive and well preserved


Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, No. 1446217 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 2006. A tin streamwork extending from an area to the north of the Devonport Leat south to the edge of the Newleycombe valley streamworks. A number of narrow channels and pitworks are associated with the working which is 468 metres long by up to 83 metres wide and covers an area of 3.5 hectares. Much of the evidence is covered by gorse. Condition good, status stable.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area, 14, Fig. 20, No. 1446217 (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Some 3.5 hectares of tin streamworks on the north side of the Newleycombe valley. The characteristic water channels and linear spoilheaps are obscured by gorse.


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

Old tin workings marked.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, No. 1446217 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 28th January 2012. Condition and stability fair. General encroachment of gorse due to undergrazing.

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).
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 18.
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. No. 1446217.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. No. 1446217.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85973 ]
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. 14, Fig. 20, No. 1446217.

Associated Monuments

MDV42463Related to: TINNERS RESERVOIR in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV42464Related to: TINNERS RESERVOIR in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV42465Related to: TINNERS RESERVOIR in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)

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