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HER Number:MDV56397
Name:Brimpts North Mine

Summary

Mine site where tin mining has taken place in two phases, an early one with no known documentary record, but believed to be approximately 17th century, and a late phase between 1850 and 1855. A mill for processing the ore is associated with the later working.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 749
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/159
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/498/4/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 34461
  • Old SAM Ref: 34461(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVI to XIX - 1600 AD to 1855 AD (Between))

Full description

GREEVES + ROBINSON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154533.

Vis=5/4/1984 (greeves + robinson) surveyed at 1:200. Plans in possession of t. Greeves.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218301.

Mus=plym.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218302.

Des=greeves, t. A. P. /list of donations to plymouth museum(15/6/1987)/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218303.

Des=plan(1:200)in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218304.

Des=bird, r. + hirst, p. /(-/11/1996)b1/4/1/worksheets in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218305.

Des=bird, r. + hirst, p. /the brimpts tin mines/(dtrg)/(forthcoming).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218306.

Des=bird, r. + hirst, p. /dtrg newsletter/8(jan 1995)8-11/the brimpts tin mines.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218307.

Des=ancient monuments/(30/9/2003)/as above.


BIRD + HIRST, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221965.

Brimpts north mine. See also sx67se/445 for brimpts north mine, and sx67se/14 for brimpts south mine. A site where tin mining has taken place in 2 phases, an early one with no known documentary record, but believed to be c.17c, and a late phase between 1850 and 1855. A mill for processing the ore is associated with the later working. This was sited to the s in the area called cocks lake. The mill drew water from the brimpts mine leat. North mine and its mill were started in 1850 by the brimpts tin mining company. When this failed in 1852 a new company, the duke of cornwall consolidated tin mining company, was formed but appears not to have been successful and a third company, the devon tin mines took over at the beginning of 1853. Most of the features of the later mining relate to this latter company. It developed the mine (and also the workings adjacent to brimpts farm), but failed in 1855 and mining ceased (bird + hirst).


BIRD + HIRST, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221965.

Survey + plan of n + s brimpts mines undertaken by dtrg members in 1994 (bird + hirst).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245075.

Des=bird, r. + hirst, p. /(-/11/1996)b2/worksheets in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245076.

Des=bird, r. + hirst, p. /the brimpts tin mines/(dtrg)/(forthcoming).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245077.

Des=ancient monuments/(30/9/2003)/as above.


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

Vis=23/11/1983 (greeves) slate from outflow channel of central buddle/settling pit of tin dressing floors at head of cox lake (brimpts mine) - 19th century slate presented to plymouth museum (greeves).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154533Migrated Record: GREEVES + ROBINSON.
SDV218301Migrated Record:
SDV218302Migrated Record:
SDV218303Migrated Record:
SDV218304Migrated Record:
SDV218305Migrated Record:
SDV218306Migrated Record:
SDV218307Migrated Record:
SDV221965Migrated Record: BIRD + HIRST.
SDV245075Migrated Record:
SDV245076Migrated Record:
SDV245077Migrated Record:
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV56419Parent of: Brimpts North Mine Mill (Building)
MDV56403Parent of: Horse whim platform at Brimpts North Mine (Monument)
MDV56400Parent of: Mine buildings at Brimpts North Mine (Building)
MDV56398Parent of: Trial pits 650 metres north-east of Dunnabridge Pound (Monument)
MDV6390Related to: Brimpts South Mine, Dartmeet (Monument)
MDV66348Related to: Enclosure or field east of North Brimpts Mine (Monument)
MDV29155Related to: Hut circle attached to enclosure east of North Brimpts Mine (Monument)
MDV25984Related to: Leat supplying Brimpts Tin Mines (Monument)
MDV111159Related to: Weir at head of Leat to Brimpts Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV4038 - SLATE NON SPECIFIC (XVIII to Unknown - 1751 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2018 3:37PM