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HER Number:MDV8116
Name:Bagtor Mine dam and reservoir on the River Sig

Summary

A mid-late 19th century large earthwork dam was constructed across the River Sig, to create a reservoir in which water was collected to supply water wheels and other processes at Bagtor Mine.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 758 758
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/63

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (XIX - 1835 AD to 1865 AD (Between))
  • DAM (XIX - 1862 AD to 1865 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2446 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Clearly visible on the aerial photograph.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Very deep L-shaped gully at SX75857585.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 50 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

An earthwork dam across the River Sig
A large earthwork dam was constructed across the River Sig, to create a reservoir in which water was collected to supply water wheels and other processes at Bagtor Mine. The dam comprises a bank of 75-80 metre by 4 metre high, built across the river, with a central opening of 9 metres to contain a sluice. This may have been widened after abandonment. A second bank runs at right angles to the first on the north side of the river with which it runs parallel for 85 metres. The dam may date from 1862 when a large water wheel was installed further down the valley. See entry for Bagtor Mine MDV8082. Condition is stable. SX75834 75831


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Survey - New HER Sites (Un-published). SDV358733.

First recording from Newman; see main report record for detail.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2446.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107923 ]
SDV358733Un-published: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Survey - New HER Sites. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 50.

Associated Monuments

MDV8082Related to: Bagtor Mine and Tin Streamworks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV112778Related to: Possible wheelpit near River Sig (Monument)
MDV112766Related to: Tin prospecting pits on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV112767Related to: Tin prospecting pits on Rippon Tor east slope (Monument)
MDV112764Related to: Tin streamworks along the River Sig and Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV26530Related to: Tinner's leat on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV26532Related to: Tinner's openwork on Bagtor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 18 2016 4:11PM