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HER Number:MDV126489
Name:Mine buildings at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine

Summary

A ruined building believed to be the remains of the carpenter's shop at the 19th-20th century Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 809
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SE 329
  • Pastscape: 1339586

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHIMNEY (Built, XIX to XX - 1885 AD to 1905 AD (Between))
  • MINE BUILDING (Built, XIX to XX - 1885 AD to 1905 AD (Between))
  • MINERS CHANGING HOUSE (Built, XIX to XX - 1885 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2002, Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines (Report - Survey). SDV363213.

(Visited 30/03/2001) A ruined building sited at SX 6819 8095, believed to be the remains of the carpenter's shop at the 19th-20th century Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine. The building is located on a level area between the dry (Monument HOB UID 1339586) to the west and the main accommodation block (Monument HOB UID 1344295) to the east. It is 4.6m wide and consists of two compartments the larger of which is 9.8m long. The second compartment, probably a later extension, is 3.2m long. The south wall stands to a maximum height of 2.2m though all other walls are much lower. 3.5m to the north of the building is a shallow, stone-lined pit of 1.7m by 1.7m. A ruined building sited at SX 6819 8095, believed to be the remains of the carpenter's shop at the 19th-20th century Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine. The building is located on a level area between the dry (Monument HOB UID 1339586) to the west and the main accommodation block (Monument HOB UID 1344295) to the east. It is 4.6m wide and consists of two compartments the larger of which is 9.8m long. The second compartment, probably a later extension, is 3.2m long. The south wall stands to a maximum height of 2.2m though all other walls are much lower. 3.5m to the north of the building is a shallow, stone-lined pit of 1.7m by 1.7m.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV363213Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines. English Heritage. A1/34/2002. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6638Part of: Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV126487Related to: Carpenter's shop at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)
MDV118862Related to: Medieval Field System to the north of the Settlement at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV126478Related to: Openwork 500 metres south-west of Birch Tor (Monument)
MDV27831Related to: Ruined remains of mine office at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)
MDV126481Related to: Tin streamworks in the Redwater Valley (Monument)
MDV126490Related to: Turbine house at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Building)
MDV126491Related to: Wheel pit at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001, A1/34/2002)

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2019 1:28PM