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MONUMENT NO. 1446146


Post Medieval lode tinworks and pits situated on the southern slopes of Cramber Tor, forming part of the Upper Newleycombe Valley Streamworks. The southern of the two workings is a sinuous linear gully with a 'V'-shaped profile of up to 11m wide and approximately 5m deep. The main gully is oriented approximately northwest to southeast and is 460m long with further gullies branching off. The interior of the working is marked with a number of pitworks suggesting later exploitation of the lode. Water was supplied to the working by three small reservoirs of which the earthwork dams survive. All consist of crescentic banks of between 1.5 and 5m wide and up to 0.8m high. The largest of the reservoirs is 51m long. To the north of this openwork is an area of densely spaced pitworks. Some of the larger examples may be evidence of extraction but most were prospecting pits and measure between 1.5 and 3m diameter and up to 1.5m deep.

The Cramber Pool working is oriented south-south-west to north-north-east and is a 390m long, linear openwork which gets progressively wider and deeper as it gains altitude. At the lower southern end it is 7m wide by less than 1m deep but at the top it is 18m wide by 4m deep. Beyond this the working opens out into a large pit of 53m by 28m which is currently filled with water to 2m below the top of the scarp. A faint slightly curving earthwork reservoir dam of 36m long is located 40m to the north of the pit in a boggy area. It has spread banks of up to 3m wide by up to 0.4m high

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