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HER Number:MDV42329
Name:Building at Steeperton Tor Tin Mine

Summary

The main mine building, consists of 2 compartments separated by a cross-wall, both with entrances on the e. Drystone construction with walls surviving internally to a max height of 1.3m. The n compartment measures internally 9.8m x 4.5m; the southern approx 7.5m x 4.3m. A fireplace has been constructed in the w wall of the s compartment. Probably the smithy and mine office.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 614 884
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of Knack Tin Mine (also known as Steeperton) 400 metres south-west of Steeperton Tor, an 18th century Tin Mine worked between the 1850s-1880s
  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of Knack Tin Mine (also known as Steeperton) 400 metres south-west of Steeperton Tor, an 18th century Tin Mine worked between the 1850s-1880s

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/17/11
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE BUILDING (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV244425.

Greeves, t. A. P. /tda/117(1985)123/steeperton tor tin mine,dartmoor,devon/ fig 1.


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

Steeperton tor tin mine. The main mine building, consists of 2 compartments separated by a cross-wall, both with entrances on the e. Drystone construction with walls surviving internally to a max height of 1.3m. The n compartment measures internally 9.8m x 4.5m; the southern approx 7.5m x 4.3m. A fireplace has been constructed in the w wall of the s compartment. Probably the smithy and mine office.(greeves).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV244425Migrated Record:
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV4384Related to: Knack Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2018 12:12PM