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HER Number:MDV112765
Name:Mine spoil heap and whim platform at Prosper Shaft, Bagtor Mine

Summary

A large heap of stony spoil was raised up Prosper Shaft and dumped on the hillslope below, forming conjoined, rounded, flat topped heaps. A earthwork whim plat is visible just south of the heaps.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 757 755
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))
  • SPOIL HEAP (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • WHIM PLATFORM (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 60 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Mine spoil heap and whim plat at Prosper Shaft
A large heap of stony spoil was raised up Prosper Shaft and dumped on the hillslope below, forming conjoined, rounded, flat topped heaps. A earthwork whim plat is visible just south of the heaps. It has a diameter of 11.5 metres and a central mellior survives in situ. A small indentation in the ground 7 metres north of the whim is probably the site of the capped shaft. A rectangular, stone-lined feature lies just south of the biggest heap. It is sunk into the ground and has been totally backfilled with stone. It measures 13.8 by 2.5 metres and may have been associated with pumping in this shaft via a flatrod system. See entry for Bagtor Mine (MDV8082). Condition is stable with patches of gorse. SX75786 75545


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

First recording of feature. See main report for detail.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV358733Un-published: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Survey - New HER Sites. Digital. [Mapped feature: #2938 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 60.

Associated Monuments

MDV8082Part of: Bagtor Mine and Tin Streamworks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26618Related to: Parallel reaves on Bagtor Down (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)
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 19 2016 11:04AM