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HER Number:MDV25046
Name:Leat at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Summary

Leat forming part of the 19th century Wheal Katherine tin mine also known as Crane Lake

Location

Grid Reference:SX 607 682
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/111
  • Old SAM Ref: 34468(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Leat visible on aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157311 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 15th may 2002. Leat 330 metres west-south-west of Plym Ford. A 1.1 metre wide channel measuring up to 0.3 metres deep, cuts the dressing floor. Associated bank is 1.3 metres wide up tp 0.4 metres high and is eroded in places. Rushes, grass and heather.


Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figure 4 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

Line of leat shown on earthwork plan of Wheal Katherine tin mine


English Heritage, 2005, Leats Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV347529.

Leat shown on survey.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Line of leat shown on modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1021056 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Part of leat within the scheduled area of Wheal Katherine tin mine.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1063881 + 1963879 (Website). SDV355682.

Wheal Katherine - NMR 1063881
Remains of a tin processing works at Wheal Katherine which formed part of Eylesbarrow tin mine set and was operational until 1856. An archaeological field survey in 1994 located structures including a stamping mill, dressing floors and buddles.
Crane Lake – NMR 1063879
Earthwork remains of a tin mine and associated tinworks including tin processing which was documented in 1792. The mine subsequently changed its name to Wheal Katherine and was part of Eylesbarrow Mine. An archaeological field survey in 1994 recorded a range of features which included openworks, reservoirs, leats, pits and shafts covering an area of 20 hectares. Two openworks were surveyed, these measured up to 25 metres in width and 8 metres in depth. Both were well preserved with sharply cut sides and were supplied by water from the reservoirs by a series of leats and channels. Several hundred pits were also recorded. These ranged in diameter from 3 metres to 15 metres and were up to 1.5 metres deep.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157311.
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.
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Figure 4.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84916 ]
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1063881 + 1963879.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1021056.

Associated Monuments

MDV61849Parent of: Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66520Related to: Dressing Floor at the Stamping Mill at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV5164Related to: Stamping Mill at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 3:23PM