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HER Number:MDV103744
Name:Tramway at Bagtor Mine, ilsington

Summary

Remains of a tramway at Bagtor Mine, surveyed in 1999. Clearly visible on the aerial photographs. Was used to transport the ore to the dressing floors.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 766 759
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze age parallel reave system on Haytor Down with a number of hut circle settlements, enclosures and prehistoric cairns, plus 19th century Bagtor Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1221561
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRAMWAY (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 37-38, Map 4 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Trackway at Bagtor Mine was embanked to keep an even gradient.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Northern section of the tramway visible on the aerial photographs. The south-eastern section is obscured by trees.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 17-18, Figures 7 & 8 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Tramway at Bagtor Mine; remains surveyed in 1999. Ore was transported to the dressing floors via a tramway which extends to the workings in the Sig valley and beyond to the Hemsworthy part of the sett. Its course is clear on air photographs. The stony trackbed in Crownley Parks is well-preserved, beginning as a steep, revetted incline beside the Blacksmith's Shop and running north-east to a small stone structure which appears to be a winding house for the incline. The tramway then levels out and runs south-west across the streamwork, leaving the survey area and heading towards Bagtor Mine Cottages in the next valley.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Tramway shown on survey at Crownley Parks.


English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 37-38, Map 4.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 17-18, Figures 7 & 8.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV8082Part of: Bagtor Mine and Tin Streamworks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV34278Related to: Building at Bagtor Mine also known as Crownley Parks, Ilsington (Building)
MDV26615Related to: Fossilised reave system east of Bag Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV66235Related to: Stamping Mill at Bagtor Mine also known as Crownley Parks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV103743Related to: Winding House at Bagtor Mine also known as Crownley Parks, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2018 10:44AM