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HER Number:MDV52867
Name:Rumleigh Brickworks, Bere Ferrers

Summary

Rumleigh Brickworks is first depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880s-90s and which had expanded by the time of the Second Edition Ordnance Survey map of between 1904-07. A range of structures and earthworks are visible here on aerial photographs of 1974. A number of structures survive including the remains of a Hoffman kiln and two chimney stacks.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 448 686
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERE FERRERS
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NW/546

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRICKWORKS (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

1954, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218051.

'rumleigh works' marked on os 6" (1907) map; 'rumleigh works (brick, disused)' shown on os 6" (1954) map (os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218053.

Des=os 6"(1907)111ne/111nw.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218054.

Des=os 6"(1954).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218055.

Des=buck, c. /preliminary assessment of sites of archaeological importance in the tamar valley/(1998)46/copy in smr.


BUCK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219466.

Vis=9/3/1998 (buck) rumleigh brickworks, with hoffman kiln (central stack) and engine house for working the clay and nearby clay pit, are all shown on os 1883 map. Shown as disused on 1907 os map. Site subsequently used for arsenic refining. The main features of the site consist of 2 chimney stacks and related buildings. Substantial remnants of the hoffman kiln (without stack). Low remnants of buildings, and other buildings possibly related to arsenic refining, and clay pits. The site is flooded in s half (clay pits and building sites) and the remainder used as car scrap yard. Buildings covered with vegetation, some affected structurally by continual wet conditions (buck).


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

The site of Rumleigh Brickworks is depicted here.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The site of Rumleigh Brickworks is depicted here. Map object partly based on this source.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, OS 74 158/014 1974 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

A post-medieval brickworks is visible as a series of structures and earthworks on aerial photographs of 1974. Map object partly based on this source.


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

Whilst the features transcribed as part of the Tamar Valley NMP project are largely shown on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey map, a previously unrecorded rectangular structure was identified.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218051Migrated Record: 1954.
SDV218053Migrated Record:
SDV218054Migrated Record:
SDV218055Migrated Record:
SDV219466Migrated Record: BUCK.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). OS 74 158/014 1974.
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV52865Parent of: Chimney at Rumleigh Works, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV52868Parent of: Chimney at Rumleigh Works, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV121769Parent of: Claypit at Rumleigh Works, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV121774Parent of: Kiln at Rumleigh Works, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV121778Parent of: Quay at Rumleigh Works, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV121780Related to: Ferry at Rumleigh Works, Bere Ferrers (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Apr 6 2018 10:28AM