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HER Number:MDV61838
Name:Streamwork on Blackslade Down

Summary

Earthwork remains of shallow tin streamworks on Buckland Common, west of Dry Bridge. The edge of the tinwork is defined by a steep scarp and the interior is characterised by linear banks of waste and silted water channels. An earthwork bank on the west side of the tinwork at SX7390 7451 is the dam of a former reservoir in which water was stored to serve the working processes.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 739 745
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/426

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STREAMWORKS (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 18 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Dry bridge. Working method of an eluvial streamworks with reservoirs is very well demonstrated by the relatively small scale system at Dry Bridge. Near Cold East Cross.


Bruce, B., 2003, Ruddycleave: Blackslade Water Survey, 15 (Article in Serial). SDV293267.

A survey of the streamwork on 'Buckland Common' was started in 2002 by Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group members.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Area of the streamwork is visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 57, fig 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Earthwork remains of tin streamworks on Buckland Common at SX74000 74500. Earthwork remains of shallow tin streamworks on Buckland Common, west of Dry Bridge. The edge of the tinwork is defined by a steep scarp and the interior is characterised by linear banks of waste and silted water channels. An earthwork bank on the west side of the tinwork at SX7390 7451 is the dam of a former reservoir in which water was stored to serve the working processes.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV293267Article in Serial: Bruce, B.. 2003. Ruddycleave: Blackslade Water Survey. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 24. Unknown. 15.
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 18.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96880 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 57, fig 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV30596Related to: Boundary stone at Dry Bridge (Monument)
MDV30598Related to: Boundary stone on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV112762Related to: Military mortar pit on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25171Related to: Tin openwork on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25170Related to: Trial pits on Blackslade Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2016 1:20PM