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HER Number:MDV56139
Name:Stamping mill at Wheal Friendship Mine

Summary

Constructed in 1912, to replace the mill near Brenton's Shaft. Included a pair of Holman pneumatic stamps on the site of earlier Cornish stamps. When visited in 1943 there were nearby buildings containing further machinery, including three circular buddles and two water-wheels. Almost nothing now remains.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 506 792
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of buildings and machinery, as well as earthwork and buried remains of features relating to the Wheal Friendship Mine, Mary Tavy, worked between 1700-1925

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/82/19
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STAMPING MILL (XX - 1912 AD to 1912 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Buddles and related structures are depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


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

Similar depiction to the late 19th century historic map; this depiction pre-dates the building of the stamping mill.


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

Ruins of the building are visible on the 1940s aerial photography.


Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 208 (Monograph). SDV149229.

Wheal Friendship Mine. Remains of the stamps and a buddle.


Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 36-47, figure 5 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

1912 stamping mill at Wheal Friendship Mine. Replaced the mill at Brenton's Shaft. Built on the south-west side of the road when mine taken over by Wheal Jewell and Marytavy Mines Limited. Included a pair of Holman pneumatic stamps on the site of earlier Cornish stamps. When visited in 1943 there were nearby buildings containing further machinery, including three circular buddles and two water-wheels. Almost nothing now remains.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Ruins of the building are depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 208.
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 36-47, figure 5.
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).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95466 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4185Part of: Wheal Friendship Mine, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV56141Related to: Tin mill at Wheal Friendship Mine (Monument)
MDV102866Related to: Weir on Cholwell Brook in Mary Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2018 11:15AM