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HER Number:MDV58363
Name:Streamworks at Batworthy Corner, Gidleigh

Summary

Surveyed in 1991, this monument consists of approximately 1.0 hectare of streamworking remains flanking the Batworthy Brook between Batworthy Corner and a point 300 metres from its confluence with the North Teign River. Most of the remains consist of amorphous heaps of waste though several good examples of tinners burrows are visible.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 661 864
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE125
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/292
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663
  • Pastscape: 889712

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144086, 15/8/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Streamwork earthworks forming the upper part of a tinwork on an unnamed tributary of the North Teign river.
An area of tin streamworking earthworks. On the west side of the gully shown by the Royal Commission (1991) there are at least seven parallel dumps which lie at an angle to the prevailing slope. The gully formed by this streamwork is up to 1 metre deep and the dumps stand up to 0.6 metres high. The ditch forming part of historic field system (MPP 143952) cuts this streamwork.


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1991 (Website). SDV360651.

Streamworking. Centred at SX 66178648. Approximately 1.0 hectares of streamworking remains flanking the Batworthy Brook between Batworthy Corner and a point 300 metres from its confluence with the North Teign River. Most of the remains consist of amorphous heaps of waste though several good examples of tinners burrows are visible at SX 66208659, immediately north of the road bridge (citing Probert, S. A. J., 11/10/1991, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144086, 15/8/1997.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112465 ]
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1991.

Associated Monuments

MDV54547Related to: Adit on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV14882Related to: Alignment J on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV45629Related to: Batworthy Bridge (Monument)
MDV54549Related to: Trial pits on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2018 9:08AM