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HER Number:MDV28270
Name:Streamworks to north of Wigford Down, Meavy


Visible on the aerial photographs, this consists of a east-west aligned area of working that runs from the southern side of Catstor Down westwards to Shadycombe Cottage.


Grid Reference:SX 538 656
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/122

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3235-3242 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.

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

East-west band of streamworking visible on the 1946 aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay. Map object based on this source.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 26 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Greenwell Gert/Catstor Down. The great bulk of this impressive working survives, complete with leat systems and reservoirs on Wigford Down. Important lowland example.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Partially depicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.

Newman, P., 2020, Wigford Down Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. A new survey (Report - Survey). SDV363780.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3235-3242.
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 26.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363780Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2020. Wigford Down Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. A new survey. Southwest Landscape Investigations. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV28271Related to: Leats on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV128061Related to: Reservoir on north of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV128062Related to: Reservoir on north-west side of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV128074Related to: Reservoir on Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8316 - Wigford Down PAL survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2021 11:09AM