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HER Number:MDV28222
Name:Streamworks along the Yes Tor Brook, Walkhampton

Summary

Tin streamworks on Yes Tor Brook extend from high on a south-west facing hillslope down the steep slope to the newtake enclosures and then beyond towards Criptor. The perimeters of the streamworks are defined by a steep escarpment. The working area comprises a series of linear channels, stony spoil heaps and linear mounds, often in deep cuttings. Part of the workings are heavily silted on a level area of the hillside at SX56657247. Surveyd 2007.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 728
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains on Walkhampton Common including 19th century Swelltor and Foggintor Quarries, a section of the early 19th century Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway, later converted to railway, also streamworks along the Yes Tor Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE241
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1461414
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/258
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/470
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Streamworks and spoilheaps visible on 182 aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 44 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Streamworks depicted on Butler's map.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Approximate area of streamworking visible on the aerial photograph.

Radcliffe, B., 2003, Use of handheld GPS units for surveying limits of streamwork (Article in Serial). SDV221813.

A GPS survey was undertaken in 2002 shows the extent of streamworks on Yes Tor Brook.

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

(30/10/2007) Tin streamworks on Yes Tor Brook extend from high on a south-west facing hillslope down the steep slope to the newtake enclosures and then beyond towards Criptor. The perimeters of the streamworks are defined by a steep escarpment. The working area comprises a series of linear channels, stony spoil heaps and linear mounds, often in deep cuttings. Part of the workings are heavily silted on a level area of the hillside at SX56657247.
The area surveyed at 1:2500 scale in 2007 extended from SX57017313 to SX56367257.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Map 44.
SDV221813Article in Serial: Radcliffe, B.. 2003. Use of handheld GPS units for surveying limits of streamwork. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 25. Unknown.
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.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #85979 ]
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV4964Related to: Enclosure in settlement south of Foggintor Quarries, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV15036Related to: Great Western Reave (southern section), Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV28212Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV19112Related to: Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)
MDV64211Related to: Routrundle Leat, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV54463Related to: Tavistock to Ashburton pack-horse track (Monument)
MDV2353Related to: The Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:May 18 2021 11:49AM