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HER Number:MDV120071
Name:Mine buildings in Castor Copse


Remains of Hawkmoor Mine building in the in the north-west corner of the wood. Depicted on the early 20th century historic map. Sketched in 1989 when woodland management recommendations were recorded.


Grid Reference:SX 798 817
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE BUILDING (XIX to XX - 1892 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A series of buildings are depicted on the early 20th century historic map in the north-western corner of Castor Copse; labelled as 'Hawkmoor Mine (Iron)'. At least six separate structures illustrated by the Ordnance Survey.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1989, Castor Copse - Archaeological Features Interim Note, Sketch plan, feature 5 (Un-published). SDV360478.

Processing area sketched, with remains of buildings noted as 5a-f. A, B and C are rectangular depressions; A: measures 7.0 metres by 3.0 metres, stone revetted north and west. B (to north of A) measures 7.0 by 2.0 metres. C (north of B) measures 5.0 by 3.0 metres with possible channel to river. D (at eastern end of B) is a small stone tank measuring 2.5 by 2.0 metres. E (lies 2.0 metres to the east of D) and comprises a little brick structure measuring 1.5 metres by 2.5 metres with rectangular structure (platform) 2.5 metres to the north. F lies to the east of E and comprises a rectangular recess 4.0 by 2.0 metres (approximately). Sketch looks like the south-eastern corner of a rectangular building (see 1905 Ordnance Survey map).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #79373 ]
SDV360478Un-published: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1989. Castor Copse - Archaeological Features Interim Note. Digital. Sketch plan, feature 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV47819Part of: Hawkmoor Mine, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV47820Related to: Mine levels, Hawkmoor Mine, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV120075Related to: Mining shelter in Castor Copse (Monument)
MDV120070Related to: Old mine tracks in Castor Copse (Monument)
MDV120074Related to: Platform or loading bay in Castor Copse (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7394 - Archaeological condition survey in Castor Copse

Date Last Edited:Oct 20 2017 12:10PM