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HER Number:MDV126492
Name:Remains of a bungalow at Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine

Summary

A bungalow lived in by miners and their families. An earthwork terrace and stone plinth are all that remains of a single-storey, timber bungalow, occupied by miners at Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine in the period leading up to World War I. The structure was roughly L-shaped with a probable porch on the north end. The main building plinth is 10 metres by 3.5 metres and the smaller section, which may include the entrance is approximately 5.3 metres by 2.8 metres. The remains are now turf covered.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 809
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 334
  • Pastscape: 1344295

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKERS COTTAGE (Built, XX - 1905 AD to 1912 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1986, Tin Mines and Miners of Dartmoor, A photographic record (Monograph). SDV351363.

The bungalow was photographed when still standing in c. 1912.


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

(Visited 10/07/2001) A bungalow lived in by miners and their families. SX 6827 8097. An earthwork terrace and stone plinth are all that remains of a single-storey, timber bungalow, occupied by miners at Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine in the period leading up to World War I. The structure was roughly L-shaped with a probable porch on the north end. The main building plinth is 10 metres by 3.5 metres and the smaller section, which may include the entrance is approximately 5.3 metres by 2.8 metres. The remains are now turf covered.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351363Monograph: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1986. Tin Mines and Miners of Dartmoor, A photographic record. Tin Mines and Miners of Dartmoor, A photographic record. Paperback Volume.
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)
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)

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 18 2019 8:53AM