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HER Number:MDV35575
Name:Keaglesborough Mine


Keaglesborough mine. This complex comprises a large openwork, an adit at the east end, a leat, two dressing floors with sundry features, shafts and spoilheaps.


Grid Reference:SX 573 701
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/157
  • Old SAM Ref: 22382

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVII to XIX - 1700 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman,, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141348.

Supplied by leat sx56ne/506 which has 2 sources, the second possibly having been tapped in order to generate enough power to operate the new 8m diameter waterwheel installed here in the early 19c. Two wheelpits visible. References occur in 1505, 1538, 1600, 1611, 1623, 1639 (newman).

GREEVES + ROBINSON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154533.

Vis=22/8/1985 (greeves and robinson) measured survey of processing area carried out. Copy in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264147.

See sx57se/157/1, 158 and 159.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264153.

Des=survey drawing(greeves + robinson 1985)/in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264154.

Newman, p. /tda/119(1987)227,236,238,239/the moorland meavy - a tinners' landscape.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264155.

Greeves, t. A. P. /the devon tin industry 1450-1750:an archaeological and historical survey/(1981)327,438.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264156.

Des=greeves, t. /an assessment of dartmoor tin working/(1990)30/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264157.

Des=bodman, m. /water powered sites in devon/(1998)23,40/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264158.

Des=newman, p. /dtrg newsletter/10(jan 1996)9-10/early tin mills in the newleycombe valley.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264159.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264160.

Des=ancient monuments/(30/9/2003)/as above.

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

Keaglesborough mine. This complex comprises a large openwork, an adit at the east end, a leat, two dressing floors with sundry features, shafts and spoilheaps (greeves).

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Keaglesborough mine mill at ngr sx57207005 on river meavy (bodman).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141348Migrated Record: Newman,.
SDV154533Migrated Record: GREEVES + ROBINSON.
SDV264147Migrated Record:
SDV264153Migrated Record:
SDV264154Migrated Record:
SDV264155Migrated Record:
SDV264156Migrated Record:
SDV264157Migrated Record:
SDV264158Migrated Record:
SDV264159Migrated Record:
SDV264160Migrated Record:
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV12842Parent of: Adit at Keaglesborough Mine 850 metres north-east of Norsworthy Bridge (Monument)
MDV12844Parent of: Dressing floor at Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)
MDV66655Parent of: Leat embankment at Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)
MDV66654Parent of: Mine building at Keaglesborough Mine (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7507 - Survey of Keaglesborough Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 9:12AM