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HER Number:MDV34438
Name:Building south of the Open Cast Tin Lode Working at Bagtor Mine, Ilsington


Building south of the open cast tin or copper lode working to the north of Crownley Parks streamworks at Bagtor Mine. Only the north-west and south-east corners survive, the north-west stand to nearly 1 metre high, and the south-east to a maximum height of 0.3 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 761 762
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze age parallel reave system on Haytor Down with a number of hut circle settlements, enclosures and prehistoric cairns, plus 19th century Bagtor Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/201
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down (Worksheet). SDV304118.

Small building at possible shaft workings at northern extremity of Crownley Parks. Only the north-west and south-east corners survive, the north-west stand to nearly 1 metre high, and the south-east to a maximum height of 0.3 metres. A tinner's pit lies adjacent on the south-east side, and a manor boundary stone on the north-west. Building measures 3.57 metres by 3.73 metres.

Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD 57, Map 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

19th century building at Crownley Parks.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 15, Figure8 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Small rectangular building at the foot of a spoil heap to the south of the lode working to the north-west of Crowmley Parks. On the floor of the building is an earthfast stone with seven mortar indentations, the deepest of which is 160 millimetres. Although unlikely to be associated with water powered tin stamps, this stone could be rare evidence of hand stamping, possible associated with copper production recorded here in the 19th century.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Small rectilinear feature shown on modern mapping with the earthfast stone signified in the centre.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304118Worksheet: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 15, Figure8.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88338 ]
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD 57, Map 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV26543Related to: Area of Tin Working Trial Pits west of Pinchaford, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8082Related to: Bagtor Mine and Tin Streamworks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV116747Related to: Open Cast mine for Tin north of Bagtor Mine. Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26958Related to: Parallel reave system south of Haytor Rocks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 4:33PM