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HER Number:MDV64206
Name:Streamworks on the River Bovey, Chagford


Discete area of alluvial streamwork earthworks to the west of the main streamworks along the River Bovey


Grid Reference:SX 679 829
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/377
  • Old SAM Ref: 28728
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149397 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 29th January 1999. Alluvial streamwork earthworks on Chagford Common. A group of parallel bank earthworks. This site is unusual in that the earthworks are at two very different levels. One lies in the valley bottom and the second on a terrace above. The banks average 2.5 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. These earthworks are shown on a photograph in Butler, but are not shown on the accompanying map.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 33, Photo on page 116 (Monograph). SDV219155.

The earliest tinning activity in the valley of the Bovey was the streaming of the river bed. Turf covered mounds of pebbles accompany the river downstream for nearly two kilometres. The photograph shows a discete area of linear streamworks.

Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 23-28 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Streamworks on the River Bovey.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Feature shown on Lidar data.

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

Area of earthworks shown on aerial photograph.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1018926 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The monument includes three agglomerated enclosures containing stone hut circles, a cairn cemetery, post-medieval fields, an openwork, streamworks, and a tin mine situated on an east facing slope of Chagford Common overlooking the Walla Brook.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 33, Photo on page 116.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149397.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111594 ]
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 23-28.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1018926.

Associated Monuments

MDV27741Related to: Medieval Field System on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV27847Related to: Streamworks on River Bovey, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:May 15 2018 3:31PM