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HER Number:MDV116751
Name:Wheelpit in the streamworks at Bagtor Mine, Ilsington


Wheelpit of the Crownley Parks sett in the streamworks at Bagtor Mine


Grid Reference:SX 763 760
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

  • WATER WHEEL (Constructed, XIX - 1850 AD (Between) to 1866 AD (Between))
  • WHEEL PIT (Constructed, XIX - 1850 AD (Between) to 1866 AD (Between))

Full description

Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD48, Map 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

19th century wheel pit at Crownley Parks.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 16, Figure 8 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

A 9 metre long wheelpit sited on level ground 40 metres south-west of the shaft at the Crownley Parks sett of Bagtor Mine. It could have housed a wheel of almost 30 feet diameter and probably powered pumping equipment.

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

Small rectangular feature shown on survey.

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

Rectilinear feature shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #76085 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 16, Figure 8.
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD48, Map 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV8082Part of: Bagtor Mine, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116752Related to: Adit at Bagtor Mine, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116755Related to: Adit in the southern part of Bagtor Mine, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116750Related to: Five Shaft Heads in the Streamworks at the Crownley Parks Sett at Bagtor Mine, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26520Related to: Post Medieval tinworks on Pinchford Ball (Monument)
MDV26614Related to: Saddle Tor and Haytor parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 26 2022 9:29AM