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HER Number:MDV5162
Name:Building east of the River Plym at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Summary

Building on the east side of the River Plym probably forming part of the 19th century Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 608 681
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of tin streaming and trial pits at Wheal Katherine Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/64
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Not visible on aerial photograph.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1977, Hut on River Plym (Article in Serial). SDV356879.

The hut on the right bank of the Plym is possibly linked with the ruins on Crane Lake which joins the Plym near this spot. These were part of the Eylesbarrow mine and Wheal Katherine or Kate which last worked in the 1850's.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157321 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th May 2002. Building 350 metres west-south-west of Plym Ford, forming part of Wheal Katherine tin mine.


Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figure 4 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

Building not shown on earthwork plan.


English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Small rectangular building shown on survey.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1063881 + 1063879 (Website). SDV355682.

Wheal Katherine - NMR 1063881
Remains of a tin processing works at Wheal Katherine which formed part of Eylesbarrow tin mine set and was operational until 1856. An archaeological field survey in 1994 located structures including a stamping mill, dressing floors and buddles.
Crane Lake – NMR 1063879
Earthwork remains of a tin mine and associated tinworks including tin processing which was documented in 1792. The mine subsequently changed its name to Wheal Katherine and was part of Eylesbarrow Mine. An archaeological field survey in 1994 recorded a range of features which included openworks, reservoirs, leats, pits and shafts covering an area of 20 hectares. Two openworks were surveyed, these measured up to 25 metres in width and 8 metres in depth. Both were well preserved with sharply cut sides and were supplied by water from the reservoirs by a series of leats and channels. Several hundred pits were also recorded. These ranged in diameter from 3 metres to 15 metres and were up to 1.5 metres deep.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157321.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94056 ]
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Figure 4.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1063881 + 1063879.
SDV356879Article in Serial: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1977. Hut on River Plym. Western Morning News. 25th August. Newspaper/Magazine Cuttin.

Associated Monuments

MDV61849Parent of: Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 3:24PM