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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

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

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

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).

Newman, P., 1987, The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape, 227, 236, 238, 239 (Article in Serial). SDV231207.

Supplied by leat SX56NE/506 which has two 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 19th century. Two wheelpits visible. References occur in 1505, 1538, 1600, 1611, 1623, 1639.

Newman, P., 1996, Early Tin Mills in the Newleycombe Valley, 9-10 (Article in Serial). SDV220914.

16th century documentation survives for two tin mills including a stamping and blowing mill called 'Keigells Borrowe Mylles'.

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

SDV154533Migrated Record: GREEVES + ROBINSON.
SDV220914Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1996. Early Tin Mills in the Newleycombe Valley. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 10. Unknown. 9-10.
SDV231207Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1987. The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 119. Paperback Volume. 227, 236, 238, 239.
SDV264147Migrated Record:
SDV264153Migrated Record:
SDV264155Migrated Record:
SDV264156Migrated Record:
SDV264157Migrated 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)
MDV66651Parent of: Mine shaft, Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)
MDV63710Parent of: Mortarstone in wall, Kingsett Mine (Find Spot)
MDV35577Parent of: Probable mine building in Raddick Plantation (Monument)
MDV130838Related to: Dry leat running through lands of Classiwell and Kingsett farms (Monument)
MDV128361Related to: Land parcels east of Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)
MDV128352Related to: Land parcels east of Norsworthy Plantation (Monument)
MDV128353Related to: Land parcels in Norsworthy Plantation (Monument)
MDV128348Related to: Land parcels south of Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)
MDV42471Related to: Leat at Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)
MDV28200Related to: Leat supplying Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7507 - Survey of Keaglesborough Tin Mine
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:May 25 2021 5:09PM