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HER Number:MDV26003
Name:Ruined building at Whiteworks


Abandoned mine building at Whiteworks, thought to be mid-late 19th century in date.


Grid Reference:SX 612 711
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a section of the late 18th century Devonport Leat running from Nun's Cross to Princetown including extensive tinning remains at Whiteworks Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/218
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE BUILDING (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Collection of buildings shown at this location on the late 19th century historic map.

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6170 (Aerial Photograph). SDV258331.

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

Deserted building visible on 1977 aerial photograph in a field system.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1989, Whiteworks Mine (Plan - measured). SDV258332.

Building is shown on plan.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Modern mapping shows partial remains of ruined buildings here.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV258331Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6170. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV258332Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1989. Whiteworks Mine. 1:500. Digital.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113715 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV123176Related to: Ruined building at Whiteworks (Building)
MDV26002Related to: Ruined building at Whiteworks (Building)
MDV123177Related to: Ruined buildings at Whiteworks (Building)
MDV6286Related to: Whiteworks Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8629 - Peat Cot Farm Duchy Farms Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2021 2:02PM