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HER Number:MDV48785
Name:Chimney at South Tamar Mine

Summary

Remains of chimney on south-east side of South Tamar Mine, shown on late 19th and early 20th century Ordnance Survey maps.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 436 644
Map Sheet:SX46SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERE FERRERS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46SW/502/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHIMNEY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Claughton, P. F., 04/01/1993, Mine at Bere Alston; Collapse of Ground at Cleave Mine. (Correspondence). SDV344106.

The main engine shaft of the Beeralstone Mine Company, on which a 42 inch Boulton and Watt engine was installed, was further south on Cleave Mine. Their aim was to get under 'ancient', reputedly Elizabethan or earlier, workings to the south of the road. On the southern part of Cleave a rich orebody dipped south under the river, and was worked as South Tamar Mine until 1856.


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

'Chimney' shown. Map object based on this Source.


Ordnance Survey, 1970, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV344165.

Chimney (Chy) marked.


Cranstone, D., 1991, The Lead Industry, Site 1E (Report - non-specific). SDV90317.

Site visited during 1990. Chimney surviving. Other details: 1E.


Nance, R. W. + Nance, R. D., 1996, A Survey of Engine Houses on the Mines of South Devon, 118 (Article in Serial). SDV241746.

Site visited during August 1996. Some walling and a lone stack with minimal brickwork and no stone corbelling, beside road south of Weir Quay marks the site of South Tamar Consols.


Buck, C., 1998, Preliminary Assessment of Industrial Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley, 37 (Report - Assessment). SDV336795.

Other details: 75A.


Buck, C., 1998, Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley, 31 (Report - Assessment). SDV241750.

Other details: 75A.


Buck, C., 1998, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV344166.

Site visit 11th March 1998. Chimney collapsed, circa 3 metres remains on upper slope, the rest is fallen in field.


Middleton, R., 1999, Lower Birch Farm Field Inspection Report (Report - non-specific). SDV344152.

Site visited on 22nd September 1999. The chimney was sited to the south of the lower mining remains and was clearly associated with the works; a likely flue was visible as an earthwork in the grass next to the chimney. After a period of rain and frost in late winter 1998, the chimney collapsed, and in September 1999 the base was standing to a height of only 2 metres. This was in poor condition with many loose stones on the top of the wall and several large cracks in the masonry. A pile of masonry next to the chimney represented the collapsed structure. Recommendations to consolidate upper stone courses and stabilise remaining masonry and ensure no further stone is removed or displaced from area of collapse.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241746Article in Serial: Nance, R. W. + Nance, R. D.. 1996. A Survey of Engine Houses on the Mines of South Devon. Mining History: Bulletin PDMHS. The Archaeology of Mining and Metallurgy in South-West Britain. 13, Number 2. A4 Paperback. 118.
SDV241750Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 1998. Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Bound. 31.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336795Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 1998. Preliminary Assessment of Industrial Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 37.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344106Correspondence: Claughton, P. F.. 04/01/1993. Mine at Bere Alston; Collapse of Ground at Cleave Mine.. Letter and Map. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV344152Report - non-specific: Middleton, R.. 1999. Lower Birch Farm Field Inspection Report. Farming, Rural and Countryside Agency Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV344165Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1970. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV344166Personal Comment: Buck, C.. 1998.
SDV90317Report - non-specific: Cranstone, D.. 1991. The Lead Industry. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Step 3 Site Assessments. A4 Unbound. Site 1E.

Associated Monuments

MDV5493Part of: South Tamar Silver and Lead Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 5 2019 11:03AM