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HER Number:MDV12724
Name:Bal Mine south of Norsworthy Bridge, Walkhampton

Summary

A complex consisting of wheelpit, leat embankment, leat, settling pits, walled 'tunnel' and possible shafts, extending down to Newleycombe Lake. A 1970s car park occupies the area of the dressing floor. Probable date of mine is early 19th century. Surveyed in 2012.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 693
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural and earthwork remains of an 18th to early 19th century mining complex south of Norsworthy Bridge, including wheelpit, leat, settling pits and possible shafts known as Bal Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/210
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1815 AD (Between))

Full description

HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137758.

Vis=-/-/1966 (haynes) the area south of newleycombe bridge has been thoroughly worked by tinners. One, possibly two wheelpits visible (site partly destroyed by a car park in 1971).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231049.

Bal mine.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231052.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231055.

Haynes, r. G. /ruined sites on dartmoor/(nd) 95,97. Plan/ms in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231056.

Des=greeves, t. /dcra swwa burrator survey/(1979)no.30/plans(in smr).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231057.

Des=ta 1072.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231058.

Des=pwdro/ww17/water base map(1873).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231059.

Des=greeves, t. /notes for devon studies week(1979)/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231060.

Nmr=sx56ne206.


Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Vis=10/5/1977 (greeves) a complex consisting of wheelpit, leat embankment, leat, settling pits, walled 'tunnel' and possible shafts, extending down to newleycombe lake. A car park occupies the area of the dressing floor. Probable date of mine is early 19th century. Scrub to be cleared 1979 (greeves).


Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group, 2013, Survey of Bal Mine, Walkhampton (Plan - measured). SDV363062.

Survey undertaken in 2012 at Bal Mine by members of the Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137758Migrated Record: HAYNES.
SDV231049Migrated Record:
SDV231052Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV231055Migrated Record:
SDV231056Migrated Record:
SDV231057Migrated Record:
SDV231058Migrated Record:
SDV231059Migrated Record:
SDV231060Migrated Record:
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV20620Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of Walkhampton (Building)
MDV56217Related to: SMELTING HOUSE in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV20591Related to: Troughs at Burrator (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8113 - Survey of Bal Mine

Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2019 1:13PM