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HER Number:MDV24682
Name:Mine shaft of Outholme Tin Mine, Sheepstor


A shaft at Outcombe, associated adit 70 metres to the north. Probably dates to 19th century. See MDV12729 for adit. Relate to small tin mine on the bank of Outcombe Brook at grid reference SX 577 684. Depicted on historic maps.


Grid Reference:SX 577 683
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/440

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD (Between) to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Shaft' depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map, 112NE (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Old Shaft' indicated on OS 6 inch historic (1906) map and on (1954) edition.

Greeves, T., 1981, Additional Note to Burrator Survey (Worksheet). SDV252516.

(06/02/1981) SX 5780 6832 Open shaft of Outholme Tin Mine probably 19th century in date.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

'Shaft' depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV252516Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 1981. Additional Note to Burrator Survey.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). 112NE.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #141118 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV12729Related to: Adit at Outcombe, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8863 - Survey of archaeological sites on SWLT land in the Burrator catchment

Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2023 9:31AM