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HER Number:MDV69496
Name:Streamworks along the River Walkham on Cocks Hill

Summary

Earthwork remains of Medieval or later tin works situated on the south flank of Cocks Hill above the right bank of the River Walkham. Features comprise a poorly defined linear depression about 25 metres wide, 200 metres long and up to 1.2 metres deep containing a series of low turf-covered spoil heaps. A random pattern of pits were also recorded around the head of the working, on its western side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 782
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of Medieval or later tin works situated on the south flank of Cocks Hill above the right bank of the River Walkham

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 78
  • Pastscape: 1064589
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 26/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

Centred SX 57057820. A small eluvial tinworking area and a cluster of tin pits are located on the south-western flank of Cocks Hill above the right bank of the River Walkham. The working comprises a poorly defined linear depression about 25 metres wide, 200 metres long and up to 1.2 metres deep containing a series of low turf-covered spoil heaps. There is no evidence of the water supply features usually associated with such workings.
The tin pits occur in a random pattern around the head of the working on its western side. They are presumably related to extraction rather than to exploration and measure about 3.0 metres in diameter and are a maximum of 1.0 metre in depth (citing Probert, S. A. J., 11-JUL-1994 Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).
These features remain as described in 1994 (citing Probert, S. A. J., 18-OCT 2004 English Heritage Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99049 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 26/09/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV65995Related to: Streamworks flanking the River Walkham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2016 12:20PM