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HER Number:MDV54402
Name:Mine Captain's House, Wheal Cumpston Mine


The surviving remains at the mine include the Mine Captain's House.


Grid Reference:SX 671 723
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/524/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Mine Captain's House depicted at Lee on Ordnance Survey 10000 1982 map.

National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape (Website). SDV355682.

Substantial remains of an early 19th century tin mine situated within Combestone Wood. The mine is situated within an area of Medieval tin working and is an exceptionally well preserved complex. Surviving features include the Mine Captain's House, wheel pit and ore-dressing floors. The dressing floors are especially noteworthy, with a rare survival of flat buddles, including a possible pentagonal example. NMR No. SX67SE154. Record last updated: 2008.

Greeves, T. + Stanbrook, E., Apr 2013, Combestone Farm, Holne, Devon. A History, 35 (Report - non-specific). SDV356154.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic. [Mapped feature: #34289 ]
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV356154Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. + Stanbrook, E.. Apr 2013. Combestone Farm, Holne, Devon. A History. A4 Comb Bound. 35.

Associated Monuments

MDV6417Related to: Wheal Cumpston Tin Mine in Combestone Wood, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2014 2:33PM