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HER Number:MDV32747
Name:Beardown Tin Mine adjacent to Devonport Leat on Beardown Hill

Summary

A small rectangular building with a dressing floor next to it. The slight remains of a wheelpit further north, and a stamps area beside it. This is almost certainly the lost site of Beardown Mine, known in 1797. A short distance upstream another small tinners' building was found.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 597 762
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/114

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

NOTE AND SKETCH PLAN IN PARISH FILE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261190.

(note and sketch plan in parish file).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261192.

Des=greeves, t. /note and sketch plan(1987)/in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261193.

Des=greeves, t. /an assessment of dartmoor tin working/(1990)29/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261194.

Des=greeves, t. /dartmoor magazine/49(winter 1997)6-8/tin stamping mills of dartmoor after ad 1750.


Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Vis=31/10/1987 (greeves) a small rectangular building with a dressing floor next to it. The slight remains of a wheelpit further north, and a stamps area beside it. To the south, a possible blocked adit (? related to trial pits sx57ne/103). The course of a leat can be traced back from the wheelpit for some 1200m - the headweir was perhaps at circa sx59667747. This is almost certainly the lost site of beardown mine, known in 1797. A short distance upstream another small tinners' building was found.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV261190Migrated Record: NOTE AND SKETCH PLAN IN PARISH FILE.
SDV261192Migrated Record:
SDV261193Migrated Record:
SDV261194Migrated Record:
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped features: #87564 ; #87565 ]
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV62521Related to: Leat on Beardown Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)
MDV27092Related to: Trial tin working pits on Beardown Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2013 12:08PM