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HER Number:MDV4076
Name:Colcharton Mine

Summary

The site of Colcharton Copper Mine is depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25 inch map. Earthworks and structures associated with the mine were recorded from aerial photographs as part of an NMP survey of the Tamar Valley AONB.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 450 729
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/35

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COPPER MINE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of 'Colcharton Mine (Copper, disused)' shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1906) maps in the northeast corner of the field with several earthworks & buildings to the north & south. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1906) map.


Ordnance Survey, 1905/1938, 105SE (Cartographic). SDV215664.

'Colcharton Mine (Copper, disused)' marked on OS 6" (1905/1938) map.


Finberg, H. P. R., 1945, Morwell, 169 (Article in Serial). SDV215737.

Colcharton Mine enjoyed some success in the extraction of copper during the 19C.


Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 91 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

C13 Colcharton. Plan. Bedford Estate Office Tavistock. Copper.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF/CPE/UK/2149/3143-4 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

Transcriptions of an earthwork pit, possibly a mine shaft, trackway and structural evidence visible on aerial photographs RAF/CPE/UK/2149/3143-4 corresponds with a database record of a copper mine at Colcharton.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

The aerial photograph reference given in the Tamar Valley NMP transcription attributes is incomplete; the date of the photograph is not included.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215664Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905/1938. 105SE. 6".
SDV215737Article in Serial: Finberg, H. P. R.. 1945. Morwell. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 77. A5 Paperback. 169.
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF/CPE/UK/2149/3143-4. [Mapped feature: #90891 ]
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 91.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 12 2016 11:15AM