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HER Number:MDV66425
Name:Leat embankment south-west of Stamping Mill 3 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine


Leat embankment south-west of Stamping Mill 3 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine


Grid Reference:SX 593 677
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/195/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 34467(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EMBANKMENT (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 157199 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th May 2002. Leat embankment 1080 metres south-west of Eylesbarrow, forming part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine. Linear mound with quarry ditches along the two long lengths. The embankment stands up to 1.2 metres high and is covered grass and heather. This embankment carried a leat taking water to Stamping Mill 4.

Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figure 10 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.

Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figures 2, 10 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

Leat embankment shown on earthwork plan of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine between Stamping Mill number 3 and Stamping Mill number 4. The leat passed over Engine Wheel 1 with the water re-used on Stamping Mills 1-3 and then into another leat to supplement the water supply to Stamping Mills 4-6.

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

Earthwork shown on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. Figure 10.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 157199.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98140 ]
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Figures 2, 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Part of: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66422Related to: Leat embankment south of Stamping Mill 2 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV64713Related to: Leat Serving the Southern part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3580Related to: Stamping Mill Number 3 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3581Related to: Stamping Mill Number 4 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2014 10:28AM