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HER Number:MDV120771
Name:Burning House at West Beam Mine, Owlacombe


Depicted on the late 19th century historic map, the remains of this building were surveyed in 2014. The mine was worked between 1836 and 1866.


Grid Reference:SX 765 735
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CALCINER (Constructed, XIX - 1836 AD to 1866 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map adjacent to a track running through the plantation next to Halshanger Wood.

Newman , P., 2014, West Beam Tin Mine (Plan - measured). SDV315264.

Survey dated 2014 of the site, including the burning house, which has a flue running to it from the south where a leat from the river is also indicated. Trackway running past the burning house also located.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Remains of a building depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV315264Plan - measured: Newman , P.. 2014. West Beam Tin Mine. Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80013 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV120767Part of: West Beam Mine, Owlacombe (Monument)
MDV120774Related to: Dressing floors at West Beam Mine, Owlacombe (Monument)
MDV120775Related to: Leat at West Beam Mine, Owlacombe (Monument)
MDV120773Related to: Wheel pit at West Beam Mine, Owlacombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2018 4:26PM