HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV28524
Name:Tin Mill on the south side of Newleycombe Lake, Walkhampton

Summary

Remains of a probable tin stamping mill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 589 698
Map Sheet:SX56NE
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: SX56NE/478
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX56NE174
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STAMPING MILL (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIN MILL (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T., 02/01/1991, No Title (Correspondence). SDV220912.

The building is a tin mill with associated dressing floor and buddles.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.


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 shown here.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 23, No. 46 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.


Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, Nos. 1446212 & 438992 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 2006. A ruined rectangular building. A possible stamping mill or tin processing works on the south side of Newleycombe Lake at the foot of the valley floor escarpment. The building is very ruinous but a large earthwork above and to the west and a set of likely buddles on the flat area to the north suggest this is the site of a mill, probably of late 18th-19th century date. Overwhelmed by bracken in summer. Poor condition, status stable.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area, 15, No. 1446212 (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Bracken infested site. A bracken 'stamp' whereby emerging shoots are trampled is planned for late spring/early summer.


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

Rectangular building shown.


Newman , P., Jan 1996, Tin Mills in the Newleycombe Valley, 9-10 (Article in Serial). SDV220914.

Mill structure on south bank of river opposite Newleycombe Farm. Walls of building are overgrown but visible with two clear buddles and a channel to east of mill. To west of building is a hollow area which could have been a reservoir.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, Nos. 1446212 & 438992 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 2nd February 2012. Condition and stability good.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX56NE174 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV220911.

Site visit 23rd May 1979. In the area of tin streaming of Newleycombe Lake is the remains of a tinner's hut. It measures 7 by 3 metres internally with roughly dressed large boulders as walling up to 1 metres high and 1 metre thick. It has a vertical earthen south side where it has been cut into the steep slope. The entrance would have been in the north side. The building is undateable but would appear from its crude construction to be possibly medieval, or at least pre-1600, after which time tin streaming almost ceased.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV220911Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX56NE174. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV220912Correspondence: Greeves, T.. 02/01/1991. No Title. Card to F. Griffith. Letter.
SDV220914Article in Serial: Newman , P.. Jan 1996. Tin Mills in the Newleycombe Valley. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 10. Unknown. 9-10.
SDV278356Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 23, No. 46.
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).
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. Nos. 1446212 & 438992.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. Nos. 1446212 & 438992.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86102 ]
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. 15, No. 1446212.

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