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HER Number:MDV28217
Name:Stanlake Eluvial Streamworks, Walkhampton

Summary

Stanlake Eluvial Streamworks appears to be a single phase of major activity. The openwork in the upper part of the workings was dug when tin deposits were finally exhausted. At the head of the tin works beside the B3212 are some leats and a reservoir that supplied the workings. The upper part of the workings may represent an openwork; it is a substantial flat-bottomed gully over 4m deep in places. To the south is an area of streamworking which probably dates to a period when water was in relatively short supply. Yet further south is a large area of streamworking where tinners started at the valley bottom and advanced a short distance into the valley sides. A well defined streamworks. Surveyed 2007.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 710
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE246
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1461804
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/253

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD to 1901 AD (Between))
  • LEAT (Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD to 1901 AD (Between))
  • RESERVOIR (Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD to 1901 AD (Between))
  • STREAMWORKS (Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1976, SX5671, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV268537.

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

Small streamwork visible on 1976 aerial photograh and recorded on map overlay.

Gerrard, S., 1998, Stanlake Alluvial Streamwork and Openwork, 7 (Article in Serial). SDV360980.

Survey by Gerrard in 1997-8 identified associated leats, possible reservoir, pits, openwork, streamworks, aqueduct. See report for details.

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

(30/10/2007) Stanlake Eluvial Streamworks appears to be a single phase of major activity. The openwork in the upper part of the workings was dug when tin deposits were finally exhausted. At the head of the tin works beside the B3212 are some leats and a reservoir that supplied the workings. The upper part of the workings may represent an openwork; it is a substantial flat-bottomed gully over 4m deep in places. To the south is an area of streamworking which probably dates to a period when water was in relatively short supply. Yet further south is a large area of streamworking where tinners started at the valley bottom and advanced a short distance into the valley sides. A well defined streamworks. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV268537Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX5671. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
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.
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #129982 ]
SDV360980Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1998. Stanlake Alluvial Streamwork and Openwork. Meavy Valley Archaeology. 7. Paperback Volume. 7.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7518 - Survey of the Stanlake Prehistoric Settlement
  • EDV7524 - Survey of Stanlake alluvial streamwork
  • EDV8195 - Field Investigation Survey of the Stanlake settlement
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 27 2021 2:52PM