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HER Number:MDV3074
Name:Chimney south-west of Torrs Wood

Summary

Known locally that there are old shafts of some kind in the land on the w side of the lane from leigh cross to the moor gate. 'Chimney' is marked on the late 19th century historic map; 'Umber Works (Disused)' is shown to the north-east, with 'shafts' in Torrs Wood.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 670 576
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/160

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHIMNEY (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

IRON ORE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162047.

Known locally that there are old shafts of some kind in the land on the w side of the lane from leigh cross to the moor gate. People have been warned about them. In the early 20th century a chimney or stack stood in one of the fields and was probably an air vent. Mr jane, in whose land it was, recalls demolishing it; the ground also showing signs of subsidence. He is of the opinion that the mining was for ironstone. Notes obtained from mr justin brooke of marazion include "ugborough mine. In 1876 sold 300 tons of brown haematite (iron ore) for £225.10s. And 100 tons of ochre (iron oxide) for £75. Location not given". Traces of land disturbance can still be seen on both sides of leigh lane, but no further information has come to light.


1978 ENTRY - REFERENCE UNKNOWN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162048.

(1978 entry - reference unknown).


1906, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162049.

'chimney' marked on os 6" (1906) map (os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162050.

Des=os 6" (1906) 119se.


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

Chimney marked on the late 19th century historic map; 'Umber Works (Disused)' is shown to the north-east, with 'shafts' in Torrs Wood.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162047Migrated Record: IRON ORE.
SDV162048Migrated Record: 1978 ENTRY - REFERENCE UNKNOWN.
SDV162049Migrated Record: 1906.
SDV162050Migrated Record:
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV3075Part of: Mine workings in Torrs Wood, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV53248Related to: GRAVEL PIT in the Parish of Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3071Related to: Leigh Farm Leat, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3019Related to: Torrs Barn, Ugborough (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2018 9:52AM