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HER Number:MDV120075
Name:Mining shelter in Castor Copse


Located in the eastern part of the woodland, this was associated with the late 19th / early 20th-century Hawkmoor Mine. Not depicted on the early 20th century historic map, it is shown on the modern mapping. Lies to the east of the mine, and makes use of a natural rock outcrop.


Grid Reference:SX 801 816
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHELTER (XIX to XX - 1892 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1989, Castor Copse - Archaeological Features Interim Note, Sketch plan, feature 4 (Un-published). SDV360478.

Shelter (feature 4) recorded east of the main area of the mine workings, close to the old trackway through the wood. The shelter utilises natural rock on two sides and as the roof. The north and (part of) west walls are man-made. Window in the northern wall.

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

Small rectangular structure and outcrop of natural stone depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79382 ]
SDV360478Un-published: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1989. Castor Copse - Archaeological Features Interim Note. Digital. Sketch plan, feature 4.

Associated Monuments

MDV47819Part of: Hawkmoor Mine, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV120071Related to: Mine buildings in Castor Copse (Building)
MDV47820Related to: Mine levels, Hawkmoor Mine, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV120070Related to: Old mine tracks in Castor Copse (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7394 - Archaeological condition survey in Castor Copse

Date Last Edited:Oct 20 2017 12:02PM