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HER Number:MDV52744
Name:Streamworks along the Black-a-ven Brook

Summary

Vis=30/9/1993 (rchm) centred at above ngr. An area of tin streamworking extending along the valley floor of blackaven brook between the headmire at sx59508921 and middle ford at sx59859125, and also along a small tributary which enters the blackaven from the w, centred sx59459025. The upper, s area of the working and much of the tributary section has become overwhelmed by bog and little evidence is now visible. However, the evidence of streaming activity is clear over the remainder of the site. The working is up to 80m wide in places and both sides are defined by a steeply sloping scarp; it has a maximum depth of 8m. The interior consists of low spoil mounds and water diversion channels. The mounds mostly run parallel with the stream course, particularly along the narrow s section but at sx5909076, below new bridge, a series of well-preserved mounds of up to 10m long by 0.8m high, are set obliquely to the river course.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 596 901
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of post medieval or earlier tin streamworks along the Black-a-ven Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/104
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR CITING NEWMAN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264752.

A 19c newtake wall runs along the whole length of the streamwork and a certain amount of stone robbing from the streamworking remains is likely to have taken place during its construction (nmr citing newman).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264753.

Nmr=sx59se29.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264754.

Des=newman, p. /(30/9/1993)/rchme field investigations.


RCHM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV7666.

Vis=30/9/1993 (rchm) centred at above ngr. An area of tin streamworking extending along the valley floor of blackaven brook between the headmire at sx59508921 and middle ford at sx59859125, and also along a small tributary which enters the blackaven from the w, centred sx59459025. The upper, s area of the working and much of the tributary section has become overwhelmed by bog and little evidence is now visible. However, the evidence of streaming activity is clear over the remainder of the site. The working is up to 80m wide in places and both sides are defined by a steeply sloping scarp; it has a maximum depth of 8m. The interior consists of low spoil mounds and water diversion channels. The mounds mostly run parallel with the stream course, particularly along the narrow s section but at sx5909076, below new bridge, a series of well-preserved mounds of up to 10m long by 0.8m high, are set obliquely to the river course.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 4372-4376 (Aerial Photograph). SDV295065.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Streamwork visible on the 1940s aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV264752Migrated Record: NMR CITING NEWMAN.
SDV264753Migrated Record:
SDV264754Migrated Record:
SDV295065Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4372-4376.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV7666Migrated Record: RCHM.

Associated Monuments

MDV123068Related to: Weir on Black-a-ven Brook north of New Bridge, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2018 3:43PM