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HER Number:MDV54616
Name:STREAMWORKS in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Vis=6/11/1992 (rchme) approximately 11.5ha of streamworking remains on the right bank of the walla brook between sx67608083 and sx66937925 and both sides of statts brook. The walla brook workings (between sx67608083 and sx67127953) are concentrated in a thin band, on average 10m to 15m wide, and have suffered denudation and partial burial by later workings in the valley sides. Between sx67127953 and sx66937925, where it enters runnage farm, the remains are connected to the workings centred on statts brook. This brook flows for most of its length through a narrow valley until it emerges onto the floodplain of the walla brook. Its original course was probably along the ne side of the plain where a broad band of very well-preserved parallel spoil heaps and, now dry, water channels lie at a distinctly higher level above its present course.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 672 801
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/356

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV257934.

Vis=6/11/1992 (rchme) approximately 11.5ha of streamworking remains on the right bank of the walla brook between sx67608083 and sx66937925 and both sides of statts brook. The walla brook workings (between sx67608083 and sx67127953) are concentrated in a thin band, on average 10m to 15m wide, and have suffered denudation and partial burial by later workings in the valley sides. Between sx67127953 and sx66937925, where it enters runnage farm, the remains are connected to the workings centred on statts brook. This brook flows for most of its length through a narrow valley until it emerges onto the floodplain of the walla brook. Its original course was probably along the ne side of the plain where a broad band of very well-preserved parallel spoil heaps and, now dry, water channels lie at a distinctly higher level above its present course.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257936.

Nmr=sx68se213.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257937.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(6/11/1992)/rchme field investigation.


National Monuments Record, 2010, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV214864.

There are no apparent associated processing mills. A mortar stone, suggesting some refining activity in the general area, has been incorporated into the w wall of soussons plantation. A further 4.3ha of streamworks flanking statts brook immediately n of statts bridge probably once connected to these workings though the growth of bog has effaced the intervening section (probert).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214864National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV257934Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV257936Migrated Record:
SDV257937Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM