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HER Number:MDV122901
Name:Remains of winding house at Redlake

Summary

Remains of the winding house at Redlake china clay pit occupies an area of approximately 9.7 metres by 7.6 metres. The building housed a horizontal steam engine and winding mechanisms, used for winding trams up and down the incline, and a pump to pressurise water to the monitors. The corrugated iron walls and timber frames that covered the machinery, as well as the machinery itself, have all been removed but the concrete base, with many in-situ iron studs, survives.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 645 668
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WINDER HOUSE (Built, X to XX - 910 AD to 1932 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Remains of the winding house at Redlake china clay pit (MDV107445) sit on the clay pit edge and occupy an area of approximately 9.7 metres by 7.6 metres. The building housed a horizontal steam engine and winding mechanisms, used for winding trams up and down the incline, and a pump to pressurise water to the monitors. The corrugated iron walls and timber frames that covered the machinery, as well as the machinery itself, have all been removed but the concrete base, with many in-situ iron studs, survives. The rectangular pits that housed the twin winding drums as well as the flywheel pit and engine loading are clearly defined. External features, including stone lined pits to the south-west and north-west have also survived.


Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118994 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV107445Part of: Redlake China Clay works (Monument)
MDV24806Related to: Building at Red Lake (Building)
MDV25058Related to: Claypit at Red Lake (Monument)
MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 12:35PM