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HER Number:MDV62525
Name:Nun's Cross tunnel

Summary

Nun's Cross tunnel. The original tunnel apparently utilised several existing adits of Nun's Cross Mine and ran between arched granite portals at SX60736973 and SX60166987.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 606 697
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/85/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TUNNEL (XIX to XXI - 1850 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

Trueman, M., 2000, Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment (Report - non-specific). SDV288012.

Nun's Cross tunnels. Original tunnel apparently utilised several existing adits of Nun's Cross Mine. The resulting flow was apparently sluggish. It was replaced by the excavation of a new tunnel following a lower course in approximately 1850. The eastern entry of the original tunnel is approached by a disused channel running from SX60886985 to a stone wall (presumably the tunnel entrance) at SX60636978. The c.1850 tunnel runs between arched granite portals at SX60736973 and SX60166987. The latter opens onto a steep cutting, to the north of which is a ruined hut (SX60166991), that was apparently adopted by the leat cutters as a workshop (PRN 13184).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288012Report - non-specific: Trueman, M.. 2000. Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Step 3 Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV13184Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of Walkhampton (Building)
MDV63090Related to: MINE in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV113773Related to: Nun's Cross Farmstead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5096Related to: Nun's Cross, Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV15150Related to: Ruined farmhouse at Nun's Cross Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:28PM