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HER Number:MDV56411
Name:Trackway at Brimpts Mine


Brimpts North mine. A track connects the tail of the adit to the stamps loading mound at the mill.


Grid Reference:SX 653 750
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/159/14/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 34461

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)

Full description

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

Because the water needed to power the pumping and processing of the ore was only available lower down the valley (the brimpts mine leat), the stamping mill was 350m s of the mine. A track connects the tail of the adit to the stamps loading mound at the mill. To the nw of this mound, the track crosses the mine leat by a clapper bridge (see sx67se/527), then runs n for c.100m as a shallow, cambered mound flanked by ditches 3.5m apart, vegetation differences making this section quite visible. The w ditch continues n for some distance, but both the track and the e ditch vanish until the track turns to ne and approaches the adit tail where spoil. From the mine appears to have been levelled to form a loading platform (bird + hirst).

SEE SUBSHEET 14, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224535.

Brimpts north mine. Track running from adit tail (see subsheet 14) to stamps loading mound (see sx67se/455/1): above ngr to sx65317478.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224537.

Bird, r. + hirst, p. /(-/11/1996)b2/17/worksheets in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224538.

Bird, r. + hirst, p. /the brimpts tin mines/(dtrg)/(forthcoming).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224539.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221965Migrated Record: BIRD + HIRST.
SDV224535Migrated Record: SEE SUBSHEET 14.
SDV224537Migrated Record:
SDV224538Migrated Record:
SDV224539Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV66348Related to: Enclosure or field east of North Brimpts Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2016 9:52AM