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HER Number:MDV12730
Name:Possible tin mill in Roughtor Plantation, Sheepstor

Summary

A rectangular building in Roughtor plantation recorded in 1977. Measures 4.9 metres by 3.2 metres (internally). Probably connected with the 19th century alliance mining association, and/or Great Roughtor Mine. A leat passes behind the building, and there is a possible leat embankment and wheelpit. The structure could therefore possibly be a mill site of 16th or 17th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 687
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of a possible tin mill in Roughtor Plantation, thought to date to the 16-17th century; also a mine adit

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/215
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (XV to XVII - 1500 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232727.

A rectangular building in roughtor plantation.


GREEVES, 1981, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV232728.

Vis=25/8/1977 (greeves). SX 575 687 Internal dimensions of building 4.9m by 3.2m. Probably connected with the 19th century alliance mining association, and/or great roughtor mine. A leat passes behind the building, and there is a possible leat embankment and wheelpit. The structure could therefore possibly be a mill site of 16th or 17th century (greeves, 1979). Possible mill structure with leat leading to it. May be of early xix century date (greeves, 1981).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV232729.

Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232730.

Greeves, t. /dcra swwa burrator survey/(1979)34(in smr).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232731.

English, h. /a compendium of useful information/(1826)3,85,125.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232732.

Anon/mining journal/(18/9/1847).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232733.

Greeves, t. /list of doubtful devon tin mills c.1450-c.1750/(1981)no.44(in smr).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232734.

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


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Small rectangular structure is shown on the late 19th century historic map, but it is not shown on the 1905 version of the mapping.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Modern mapping shows a possible structure near here which may represent the remains of the building.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV232727Migrated Record:
SDV232728Report - Survey: GREEVES, 1981.
SDV232729Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV232730Migrated Record:
SDV232731Migrated Record:
SDV232732Migrated Record:
SDV232733Migrated Record:
SDV232734Migrated Record:
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111279 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV20594Related to: Adit in Roughtor Plantation, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2018 12:42PM