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HER Number:MDV66445
Name:Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Summary

Former reservoir forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 599 680
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/27/35
  • Old SAM Ref: 34467

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157223
MPP 157223
(Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited 0n 9th May 2002. Reservoir 540 metres south of Eylesbarrow, forming part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine. A concave dam with a large central breach. The dam is up to 7.8 metres wide and 0.8 metres high and is covered in heather and grass, whilst the reservoir is grass and heather covered. Both the dam and reservoir have been cut into by prospecting pits. This reservoir probably served the streamwork to the south.


Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 105-148, Figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.


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

Two sections of a curvilinear earthwork shown on plan of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine with a pillow mound inside it.


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

Curvilinear featue visible on aerial photograph.


English Heritage, 2013, Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and associated remains (Schedule Document). SDV231131.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1300505 (Website). SDV355682.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. 105-148, Figure 2.
SDV231131Schedule Document: English Heritage. 2013. Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and associated remains. The Schedule of Monuments. Website.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157223 MPP 157223.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98156 ]
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Figure 2.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1300505.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Related to: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66446Related to: Pillow Mound at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66443Related to: Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66488Related to: Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66503Related to: Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66498Related to: Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV24930Related to: Tin Streamworks on the Drizzlecombe Brook 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:Mar 7 2014 3:44PM