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HER Number:MDV21321
Name:MINE in the Parish of Bovey Tracey


Coal works shown on map of 1837 (dro).


Grid Reference:SX 812 770
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/125

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV1416.

Coal works shown on map of 1837 (dro).

MATON, 1796, IN CHOPE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304319.

Bovey heathfield coal pits have been worked for several years (1794-6) and are of considerable service to a pottery close by. Coal pits are c 24.4m deep, often filled with water. This removed by an engine with overshot wheel which works levers with rods and buckets (maton, 1796, in chope).

Weddell, P. J. + Westcott, K. A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304322.

Lignite mine associated with bovey pottery. In 1775 debts of the pottery were being offset by profits from the mine (see dro mining 25). A map of 1837 shows an engine house, whim and lime kilns. The works were serviced by a series of leats. Waterwheels installed by honeychurch (leaseholder of bovey pottery 1804 - c.1834) (weddell + westcott).

ADAMS + THOMAS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304323.

The bovey lignite mine was closely connected with the development of the potteries at bovey heathfield (folly pottery) and indeo (adams + thomas).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304324.

Dro=1508 m devon/maps:bovey tracey/a1/(1837)/copy in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304325.

Chope, r. P.(ed)/early tours in devon + cornwall/(1967)/g. Maton:observations on the western counties of england(1794-1796).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304326.

Des=griffiths, d. M. /as above/(19/9/1983).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304327.

Donn, b. /a map of the county of devon/(1765).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304328.

Weddell, p. J. + westcott, k. /pdas/44(1986)143-162/the bovey tracey pottery kilns/map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304329.

Adams, b. + thomas, a. /a potworks in devonshire/(1996).

DMG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68198.

Lignite (dmg).

Donn, B., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV87914.

Also shown on donn's map of 1765 (donn).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1416Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV304319Migrated Record: MATON, 1796, IN CHOPE.
SDV304322Migrated Record: Weddell, P. J. + Westcott, K. A..
SDV304323Migrated Record: ADAMS + THOMAS.
SDV304324Migrated Record:
SDV304325Migrated Record:
SDV304326Migrated Record:
SDV304327Migrated Record:
SDV304328Migrated Record:
SDV304329Migrated Record:
SDV68198Migrated Record: DMG.
SDV87914Migrated Record: Donn, B..

Associated Monuments

MDV103868Related to: Engine House, Bovey Tracey Lignite Mine (Monument)
MDV21227Related to: Indio Pottery, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV103872Related to: Lignite Works, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV103871Related to: Mine shaft, Bovey Tracey Lignite Mine (Monument)
MDV103870Related to: Smithy, Bovey Tracey Lignite Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM