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HER Number:MDV3176
Name:Rattlebrook Mine

Summary

The remains of Rattlebrook Mine lie on the right bank of the Rattle Brook some 600 metres north-east of Chat Tor. The mine occupies and exploits an earlier openwork that extends 100 metres up the slope on the western side of the valley. Mine was worked from the 1840s to the 1860s.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 856
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and walling remains of Rattlebrook Mine, including late 18th century stamping mill, extensive streamworks on the Rattle Brook and prehistoric enclosures

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 58 NE 52
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/9
  • Pastscape: 1393427
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MINE (XIX - 1840 AD to 1869 AD (Between))

Full description

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


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Rattlebrook Mine (disused)' shown on the early 20th century historic map.


Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 99 fig.1 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

R3 Rattlebrook. Tin.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1997, Tin Stamping Mills of Dartmoor after AD 1750, 6-8 (Article in Serial). SDV346020.

Evidence of a stamping mill dating to around 1870 with round buddles at Rattlebrook at an altitude of 472 metres.


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'Rattlebrook Mine (disused)' depicted on the modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 13/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

Centred SX 55908570. The remains of RattleBrook Mine lie on the right bank of the Rattle Brook some 600 metres north-east of Chat Tor. The mine occupies and exploits an earlier openwork that extends 100 metres up the slope on the western side of the valley.
The mine formed part of the Wheal Frederick sett described by Greeves (2003-4) and was worked from the 1840s to the 1860s. The remains consist of an adit and shaft, a leat, wheelpit, dressing floor and several ruined buildings (citing Probert, S.A.J., English Heritage Field Investigation, 15/02/2004).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346020Article in Serial: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1997. Tin Stamping Mills of Dartmoor after AD 1750. Dartmoor Magazine. 49. Paperback Volume. 6-8.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87237 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 13/09/2016.
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 99 fig.1.

Associated Monuments

MDV28090Related to: Streamworks on the Rattle Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2016 11:34AM