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HER Number:MDV61844
Name:Horsham / Foxworthy Tin Works


Long, deep gully up to 8 metres wide and 6 metres deep through Neadon Cleave.


Grid Reference:SX 757 819
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishLUSTLEIGH
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/173

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 25 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Horsham / Foxworthy. Massive excavation, of considerable significance, running parallel to the west bank of River Bovey.

Natural England Volunteers, 2009-2015, Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey, A1a-b, C1 (Worksheet). SDV350591.

Site visit 23rd April 2010. Long gully, now overgrown, through Neadon Cleave , to east of modern footpath. The gully varies in width and depth but is up to 8 metres wide and over 6 metres deep, the section at SX75728198 being particularly deep. There is also evidence for a leat branching off from the main channel at SX75768195 which possible pre-dates the main workings.

Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

Open works visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 25.
SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital. [Mapped feature: #96882 ]
SDV350591Worksheet: Natural England Volunteers. 2009-2015. Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey. Natural England Archaeological Survey. Worksheet. A1a-b, C1.

Associated Monuments

MDV105383Related to: Enclosure or boundary feature in Neadon Cleave (Monument)
MDV105380Related to: Stone wall in Neadon Cleave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6071 - East Devon Natural Nature Reserve and surrounds Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2019 11:10AM