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HER Number:MDV9377
Name:Bowden Mine, Hennock

Summary

Bowden Mine, Hennock was worked to extract micaceous haematite from iron deposits between 1840-1870. It has also been known as ‘Bowden Hill Mine’, ‘Ten Acres Mine’, ‘Hennock Iron Mine’ and ‘Hercules Mine’.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 819 809
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHennock
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHENNOCK

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the mid-late 19th century Bowden Mine, worked to extract micaceous haematite

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88SW/35
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XIX - 1841 AD to 1870 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Bowden Mine (Iron, disused)' depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximate date 1905) as an openwork feature running west-south-west to east-north-east from SX8169780830 to SX8218381001. Map object based on this Source.


Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 90 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

Bowden Mine (B29). Manganese. Other details: Figure 1.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 1963 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV60736.

'Mine (disused)' shown on 1963 map.


Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 69 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

Bowden Hill, or Bowden Down mine (SX819809). Old mine, said to have been active in 1877. Represented today by an open work approximately 550 meters long running approximately west-south-west/east-north-east with its centre at SX81938091, 1 kilometre due west of Hennock Church. In 1972 apparently an adit could still be seen on the site.


Brooks, T., 2004, Untitled Source, 2,5,8,10,11,13,35,94,163,164 (Monograph). SDV347738.

History of the mine summarised. Bowden Mine was active between 1841-around 1870. Was also known variously as ‘Bowden Hill Mine’, ‘Ten Acres Mine’, ‘Hennock Iron Mine’ and ‘Hercules Mine’,


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Earthworks at the western end of the mine shown on the modern mapping but mine not marked and no indication of extent of working shown here. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 69.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • Monograph: Brooks, T.. 2004. Devon's Last Metal Mine: Great Rock 'Shiny' Ore Mine. Paperback Volume. 2,5,8,10,11,13,35,94,163,164.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 1963 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
  • Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 90.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2016 12:36PM