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HER Number:MDV26532
Name:Tinner's openwork on Bagtor Down

Summary

A tin openwork of probable post-medieval date, oriented approximately north to south, is up to 30 metres wide and 6 metres deep. Evidence of additional working in an approximately east - west direction is found at the southern end in the form of a cutting on the east side. .

Location

Grid Reference:SX 756 755
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/100

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2445 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Openwork visible on the aerial photography.


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

Openwork visible between SX75427550 and SX75807556 with a branch to SX75557568.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 54 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Tin openwork and mine shafts 850m east of Rippon Tor
A tin openwork of probable post-medieval date, oriented approximately north to south, is up to 30 metres wide and 6 metres deep. Evidence of additional working in an approximately east - west direction is found at the southern end in the form of a cutting on the east side. Shallow pits with small crescentic spoil heaps extend down the eastern slope of the hill suggesting further prospecting. A narrow gully on a similar alignment to the pits probably represents additional prospecting activity. South of the openwork an impressive reservoir, now dry, comprising an earthwork hollow and linear bank of 60 metres long, stored water to supply the workings. Faint earthwork leats survive to the south and west, which once diverted water from sources within the locale, including a small spring to the west and a second artificial reservoir to the south at the summit of the hill (MDV103779).
In the 19th century, a shaft was sunk within the south end of the openwork at SX 75532 75530. This was probably Western Shaft as depicted on the abandoned mine plan for Bagtor Mine (DRO R54b). Although blocked, its position is marked by a circular hollow. Hauling within this shaft was achieved using a horse whim, the remains of which survive at SX 75570 75513, comprising a level, circular platform cut into the slope of the hill. Condition is stable. SX75850 75850

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2445.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85348 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 54.

Associated Monuments

MDV8116Related to: Bagtor Mine dam and reservoir on the River Sig (Monument)
MDV113192Related to: Medieval field boundaries in Bagtor enclosure (Monument)
MDV112765Related to: Mine spoil heap and whim platform at Prosper Shaft, Bagtor Mine (Monument)
MDV26618Related to: Parallel reaves on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV112764Related to: Tin streamworks along the River Sig and Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV103779Related to: Tinner's Reservoir on Bagtor Down, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2016 9:59AM