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HER Number:MDV20868
Name:Tin mill at West Cleave

Summary

Probable tin mill at West Cleave. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 607 939
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBelstone
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBELSTONE
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Stone walls of the remains of a tin mill and wheel pit at West Cleave

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/105
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Map object based on this source.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, List of Doubtful Devon Tin Mills c1450-c1750, 55 (Un-published). SDV336693.

Mill at West Cleave. A well preserved mill structure with wheelpit. Very likely to be a tin mill, but status not proven.


Greeves, T. + Robinson, R., 1983, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV346439.

Site surveyed at 1:100 - plans in possession of T. Greeves.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs due to tree cover.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 42 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336693Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. List of Doubtful Devon Tin Mills c1450-c1750. Unknown. 55.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 42.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346439Site Visit: Greeves, T. + Robinson, R.. 1983. Worksheet. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2013 11:15AM