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HER Number:MDV119808
Name:Smithy at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy

Summary

Smithy at the Ferro Ceramic Mine to north-east of Shaugh Bridge shown on 19th century map

Location

Grid Reference:SX 534 637
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Smithy' shown as a small rectangular building on 19th century map at the Ferro Ceramic Mine to the north-east of Shaugh Bridge.


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

Not shown on early 20th century map.


Fletcher, M., 2000, The Ferro Ceramic Mine and Shaugh Brickworks, Meavy, 6, Figure 3 (Report - Survey). SDV360342.

The 'Smithy' building (E) at the iron mine is named on a plan of 1886 and survives as a stone platform 5.8 metres by 3.6 metres and 0.7 metres high. A 1.7 metre high wall of mortared rubble forms part of the south side with a small stone structure within the eastern end of 2.2 metres by 1.7 metres. The remains suggest that this was a timber building with a stone furnace built against the south wall. A square hole in this wall was probably for a chimney flue.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Not on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #79099 ]
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2000. The Ferro Ceramic Mine and Shaugh Brickworks, Meavy. English Heritage. 6, Figure 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV2396Part of: Ferro Ceramic Mine 75 metres north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119810Related to: Aqueduct leading to the Wheel Pit at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119805Related to: Mine Shaft at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119806Related to: Mine Shaft at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119807Related to: Possible Mine Shaft at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119812Related to: Three Pits at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119813Related to: Two Large Pits at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119811Related to: Two Pits at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV119809Related to: Wheel Pit at the Ferro Ceramic Mine north-east of Shaugh Bridge, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7345 - The Ferro Ceramic Mine and Shaugh Brickworks, Meavy
  • EDV7370 - Survey of the charcoal-burning platforms at Goodameavy

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 12:05PM