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HER Number:MDV4070
Name:Walkham United Mine, Copper


Site of Walkham United Copper Mine shown on 19C map to the north of Walkham United Tin Mine


Grid Reference:SX 492 703
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the Virtuous Lady Mine, Lady Bertha Mine and Walkham United Mine, Roborough Down, including the mine leat

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/30
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

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

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of 'Walkham United Mine (Copper, disused)' shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1906) maps with a small square building. A 'Shaft' is shown on the 1906 map. The mine is to the north of 'Walkham United Mine (Tin)' Other details: Also on OS 25"(1906) map.

Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 100 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

Walkham United Mine. Plan 106 A M. R. O. Copper Tin.

Rendell, P., 1996, Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley (Monograph). SDV361766.

Newman, P., 2011, Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential (Report - Assessment). SDV347105.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347105Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2011. Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential. Southwest Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV361766Monograph: Rendell, P.. 1996. Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley. Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley. A5 Paperback.
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 100.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV4071Related to: Walkham United Mine (Monument)
MDV3619Related to: Wheal Franco Mine, Horrabridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 8 2022 4:26PM