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HER Number:MDV56217
Name:SMELTING HOUSE in the Parish of Walkhampton

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 568 693
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/210/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SMELTING HOUSE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, CITING HEMERY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260305.

Smelting house sited from os 6" 1982 and hemery. The ruins of the bal mine smelting house stand beside the junction of middlemarch lane with the burreton reservoir perimeter road. The smelting-house measures 45'6" by 45'6" internally, only the rear wall still standing. A flue, 2'6" square internally, open above the furnace, and is subterranean for part of its length behind the house. A wheelpit, fed by water taken by a leat from the left bank of newleycombe lake, is 22' long by 5'9" wide. The partly removed tail-race returned water to the stream a little above the present bridge (nmr, citing hemery).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260307.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260308.

Hemery, e. /high dartmoor/(1983)146.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260309.

Des=greeves, t. /dartmoor magazine/49(winter 1997)6-8/tin stamping mills of dartmoor after ad 1750.

Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Evidence of a stamping mill c.1800 at bal mine (greeves).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV260305Migrated Record: NMR, CITING HEMERY.
SDV260307Migrated Record:
SDV260308Migrated Record:
SDV260309Migrated Record:
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV12724Related to: Bal Mine south of Norsworthy Bridge, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2018 3:45PM