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HER Number:MDV42421
Name:Openwork west of Newleycombe Farm

Summary

A Large Tin Openwork of probable post-medieval date, west of Newleycombe Farm within the farm enclosures. The large linear openwork is oriented approximately SW to NE, cutting obliquely into the moderate slope of the valley side and is 190m long by 46m wide and approximately 15m deep. It has straight parallel sides with rounded upper end while the lower end opens out into the valley floor streamworks. The sides comprise steeply inclined scarps and the bottom of the working is more or less flat with a single pile of small stones. On the west side the top of the scarp has a stone revetted wall built into it which represents a later attempt at separating the grazing areas to the west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 699
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a section of the late 18th century Devonport Leat running from Raddick Hill to Nun's Cross, including extensive tinning remains at Cramber Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE339
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1446179
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/508/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))
  • OPEN CUT (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))
  • TIN WORKS (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 1987, The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape, 225, 230, fig 4 (Article in Serial). SDV231207.

Openwork 13. Openworks at Newleycombe Farm. Supplied by leat SX57SE/309.

Wessex Archaeology, 2002, Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey, WA080, WA081 (Report - Survey). SDV354588.

Cramber Tor Survey 2002, Site WA080, WA081.

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

(01/08/2006) A Large Tin Openwork of probable post-medieval date, west of Newleycombe Farm within the farm enclosures. The large linear openwork is oriented approximately SW to NE, cutting obliquely into the moderate slope of the valley side and is 190m long by 46m wide and approximately 15m deep. It has straight parallel sides with rounded upper end while the lower end opens out into the valley floor streamworks. The sides comprise steeply inclined scarps and the bottom of the working is more or less flat with a single pile of small stones. On the west side the top of the scarp has a stone revetted wall built into it which represents a later attempt at separating the grazing areas to the west.

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

Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Greeves, T., 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Probert, S. A. J., 2017, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017 (Report - Survey). SDV360392.

Newman, P., 2021, Archaeological Sites within Cramber Tor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation February 2021 (Report - Survey). SDV364449.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231207Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1987. The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 119. Paperback Volume. 225, 230, fig 4.
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV354588Report - Survey: Wessex Archaeology. 2002. Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey. Wessex Archaeology Report. Unknown. WA080, WA081.
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV360392Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2017. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV131072Related to: Leats south of Newleycombe Farm (Monument)
MDV28194Related to: Streamworks to north-east of Newleycombe Farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV131689Related to: Trackway, Newleycombe Valley (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project
  • 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
  • EDV8711 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2021 4:12PM