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HER Number:MDV116747
Name:Open Cast mine for Tin north of Bagtor Mine. Ilsington


Open cast tin mine running north-east to south-west to the north-west of the Crownley Parks streamworks at Bagtor Mine


Grid Reference:SX 761 762
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
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

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CAST MINE (XII to XVIII - 1200 AD to 1800 AD)

Full description

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

Tin streaming along the Lemon included a later north-east to south-west trench at the north end of the streamworks. A deep narrow cleft descending at a sharp angle into the hillside. The cramped and dangerous conditions for miners working these lodes can be seen at one point where it is still 5 metres deep yet only a metre wide near the surface. A short leat from the Sig solved the water supply requirement to the upper end of the workings.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 15, Figure 8 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

A small lode working traverses the moorland to the north-west of the Crownley Parks streamwork oriented south-west to north-east. It is approximately 100 metres long and is only 2 metres wide in places with vertical rock-cut sides. The working has a considerable quantity of spoil along its southern edge which is unusual for a linear lode working of this type.

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

Linear workings shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Linear feature shown on modern mapping.

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, Map 4.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 15, Figure 8.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #76076 ]
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)
MDV26543Related to: Area of Tin Working Trial Pits west of Pinchaford, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV34438Related to: Building south of the Open Cast Tin Lode Working at Bagtor Mine, Ilsington (Building)
MDV26958Related to: Parallel reave system south of Haytor Rocks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2018 10:57AM