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HER Number:MDV120773
Name:Wheel pit at West Beam Mine, Owlacombe


The remains of this structure 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

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

Full description

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

Survey of the site, including the wheel pit, which lies to the south-east of the burning house and north of a leat which ran from the river, serving the water wheel.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV315264Plan - measured: Newman , P.. 2014. West Beam Tin Mine. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80015 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV120767Part of: West Beam Mine, Owlacombe (Monument)
MDV120771Related to: Burning House at West Beam Mine, Owlacombe (Building)
MDV120774Related to: Dressing floors at West Beam Mine, Owlacombe (Monument)
MDV120775Related to: Leat at West Beam Mine, Owlacombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2018 4:27PM