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HER Number:MDV25640
Name:Crosbeame/Corewsbeame mine, Bickleigh


17th century tin mine; one of a group in this area. Trial pits and associated spoil heaps visible on aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:SX 520 647
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the World War II RAF Harrowbeer airfield, as well as medieval fields and farms, industrial tin working, sections of the Devonport and Plymouth Leats, and part of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/114
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, 106G/UK/1190, 4195 (Aerial Photograph). SDV170515.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, The Devon Tin Industry 1450-1750, 313 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV351371.

Crosbeame/Corewsbeame Mine is situated 550 feet (168 metres) above sea level and dates back to the 17th century (1600, 1625 and 1639). Refers to documentation in the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office (PWDRO/72/1034); Burnard, 1891, 105; 'lieing between Uppeton Combe Hedd and Blewstone att the head of the holdings and so streaming into them' (1625).

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Group of trial pits and associated spoil heap is visible on the 1946 aerial photograph.

Gray, V., 1985, Mine site, Bickleigh, 27/04/1985 (Worksheet). SDV168620.

Crosbeame Mine is near tinners' diggings on Roborough Down.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV168620Worksheet: Gray, V.. 1985. Mine site, Bickleigh. Parish Checklist. Digital. 27/04/1985.
SDV170515Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. 106G/UK/1190. Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4195.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV351371Post-Graduate Thesis: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. The Devon Tin Industry 1450-1750. The Devon Tin Industry 1450-1750. A4 Hardback. 313.

Associated Monuments

MDV28714Related to: Blewstone tin mine, Bickleigh (Monument)
MDV28833Related to: Cozons Beame Mine, Bickleigh (Monument)
MDV127225Related to: Extractive or prospecting pits on Roborough Down, Bickleigh (Monument)
MDV28832Related to: Uppeton Combehead mine, Bickleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2020 1:06PM