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HER Number:MDV43200
Name:Tin Streaming on the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills


Medieval or Post-Medieval tin streaming on the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills


Grid Reference:SX 628 772
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/250
  • Old SAM Ref: 28718

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 1988, Devon's Past. An Aerial View, 108, Plate 94 (Monograph). SDV64198.

Pye, A. R. + Robinson, R., 1990, An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm, Postbridge, Devon, 40-41, Figure 1, Plate 1 (Report - Survey). SDV254157.

A regular system of watercourses on the lower eastern slopes of the Cherry Brook valley. Does not seem to be a feature of tin streaming elsewhere, nor does it appear to be related to the Powder Mills gunpowder works. Consists of a spinal leat leaving Cherry brook opposite Building 11 and following the contour. Parallel gullies leave it at right angles and flow directly into the brook. Two low banks run parallel to the leat, one along its west edge, the other midway between it and the brook. There are spoil heaps along the east bank of the latter. All these features are truncated by the gullies.

Pye, A., 1996, The Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills, 221-240 (Article in Serial). SDV254160.

Gerrard, S., 1998, 149207 (Migrated Record). SDV254905.

At SX62847721. Earthworks lying adjacent to the Cherry Brook.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV254157Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Robinson, R.. 1990. An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm, Postbridge, Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 90.07. A4 Grip Bound. 40-41, Figure 1, Plate 1.
SDV254160Article in Serial: Pye, A.. 1996. The Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 52. Paperback Volume. 221-240.
SDV254905Migrated Record: Gerrard, S.. 1998. 149207. Monument Protection Programme.
SDV64198Monograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. Devon's Past. An Aerial View. Devon's Past. An Aerial View. Paperback Volume. 108, Plate 94.

Associated Monuments

MDV5913Related to: Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory, Cherry Brook (Monument)
MDV43199Related to: STREAMWORKS in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV43198Related to: Tin Streaming on the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6029 - An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2012 12:20PM