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HER Number:MDV26524
Name:Mine tramway on Bagtor Down

Summary

Earthwork remains of the tramway which once extended from mine workings at Hemsworthy Mine, along the valley of Bagtor Brook, and eventually to mine dressing floors at Crownley Parks. The flat-topped linear bank is very clear south of Saddle Tor, where it enters the Bagtor enclosure through a gateway. This is now blocked but the two gateposts are in situ. From there it can be traced into the mire but becomes difficult to follow. It becomes clear again near the mine dam, south-east past Bagtor Cottages before entering enclosed land.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 758
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/93

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRAMWAY (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Line of the tramway shown on the late 19th century historic map (but not early 20th century version).


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2446 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Line of the tramway more clear on the older aerial photography than the 2010 version.


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

Possible road visible on the 1946 aerial photographs.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Partly visible on the aerial photographs.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 53, figure 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Mine tramway on Bagtor Down. Earthwork remains of the tramway which once extended from mine workings at Hemsworthy Mine, along the valley of Bagtor Brook, and eventually to mine dressing floors at Crownley Parks. The flat-topped linear bank is very clear south of Saddle Tor, where it enters the Bagtor enclosure through a gateway. This is now blocked but the two gateposts are in situ. From there it can be traced into the mire but becomes difficult to follow. It becomes clear again near the mine dam, SE past Bagtor Cottages before entering enclosed land. Condition is: partly lost in the mire but stable. SX75200 75880.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2446. [Mapped feature: #85341 ]
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 53, figure 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV51796Related to: Bagtor Cottages, Ilsington (Building)
MDV8082Related to: Bagtor Mine and Tin Streamworks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV114610Related to: Old chimneys by Bagtor Cottages, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV7513Related to: Shallow shafts or pit works at Hemsworthy Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2016 12:31PM