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HER Number:MDV42427
Name:Openwork at Roughtor, Sheepstor


Area of openworkings in Roughtor Plantation. Supplied by a leat bringing water from the south-east.


Grid Reference:SX 575 686
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of two 17th century or earlier leats and tin working openworks in Roughtor Plantation

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/514
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1611, Document (DD 1342) (Record Office Collection). SDV238176.

A tinwork called 'Rowtorr' is documented in 1611.

Newman, P., 1987, The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape, 225, 231, 239, fig 5. (Article in Serial). SDV231207.

'Openwork 19'. Openwork at Roughtor. Supplied by leat SX56NE/520

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Visible on the lidar data.

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, 231, 239, fig 5..
SDV238176Record Office Collection: Unknown. 1611. Document (DD 1342). Devon Record Office Collection.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111209 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV42433Related to: Leat supplying openwork in Roughtor Plantation, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2018 8:43AM