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HER Number:MDV52871
Name:South Lady Bertha Mine, Buckland Monachorum


South Lady Bertha operated from 1857 until circa 1862.


Grid Reference:SX 477 681
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/506/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XIX - 1857 AD to 1864 AD (Between))

Full description

1907, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219310.

'south lady bertha mine (copper, disused)' marked on os 6" (1907) map (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219311.

Des=os 6"(1907)111ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219312.

Bodman, m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)30.6/in smr.

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

South Lady Bertha Mine (Copper, Disused) marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Several buildings or structures are shown and an old shaft.

Newman, P., 2011, Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential, 17 (Report - Assessment). SDV347105.

South Lady Bertha Mine opened in 1857 and by 1858 was reported to be working three copper-bearing lodes using water power. By 1861 the mine had reached a depth of 40 fathoms and employed 30 people. However, it was probably closed by 1862 and was wound-up in March 1864. The site is now occupied by a private dwelling. Other details: No. 5.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219310Migrated Record: 1907.
SDV219311Migrated Record:
SDV219312Migrated Record:
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347105Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2011. Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 17.

Associated Monuments

MDV79910Parent of: Shaft at South Lady Bertha Mine, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV5462Related to: Lady Bertha Mine, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV52873Related to: Mine Shaft north of Denhambridge Mill, Bere Ferrers (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 12 2011 12:12PM