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HER Number:MDV5820
Name:Brentmoor China Clay Works, South Brent

Summary

Brentmoor China Clay Works to the west of Shipley Bridge shown on 19th century map was in operation from 1858 until 1923. A Naphtha and Charcoal works in operation between 1847 -1850 predated the china clay works

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 628
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/109

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NAPHTHA WORKS (XIX - 1835 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • CLAY WORKINGS (XIX - 1850 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Brentmoor China Clay Works (disused)' shown on 19th century map.


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

Shown on early 20th century map.


Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 376 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Brent Moor Clay Works was started about 1872 but had a very short existance. The pits are sometimes referred to as 'Petre's Pits' on account of them being in the vicinity of 'Petre's Cross'.


Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 24 (Monograph). SDV7016.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV151046.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 161-2, Map 57 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Clay Works' shown to the west of 'Shipley Bridge'.


Passmore, A., 2000, An Assessment of the Documentary Sources for the Shipley Bridge and Shaugh Bridge China Clay Processing Works (Report - Assessment). SDV360361.

Shipley Bridge china clay processing works was part of th Brent Moor Clayworks. It survives as a series of earthworks and a settling tank adjacent to the car park at Shipley Bridge. The works were adapted from a disused Naphtha works that operated between 1847 and 1850. The plant was probably in operation by 1859 when it was owned by Brent Moor China Clay and Mica Works Co Ltd. The site appears to have been 're-established' in 1872 with a further phase of activity in 1923.


Newman, P., 2002, Shipley Bridge China-Clay Works, South Brent, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV360363.

Survey of the Brent Moor China Clay Works at Shipley Bridge. The processing remains include pits, buildings, settling, thickening and collecting tanks and a quarry.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

'Brentmoor China Clay Works (disused)' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 376.
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).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 161-2, Map 57.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96013 ]
SDV360361Report - Assessment: Passmore, A.. 2000. An Assessment of the Documentary Sources for the Shipley Bridge and Shaugh Bridge China Clay Processing Works. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV360363Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Shipley Bridge China-Clay Works, South Brent. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. AI/35/2002. A4 Comb Bound. Figure 2.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 24.

Associated Monuments

MDV13463Parent of: Clay Pits at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119868Parent of: Eastern 'Drag' at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13464Parent of: Five Circular Settling Tanks at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13465Parent of: Industrial Building to the south of Brent Moor Clay Works, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5823Parent of: Industrial Buildings at Brent Moor China Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119872Parent of: Possible Building at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Building)
MDV13376Parent of: Quarry at Brent Moor China Clay Works, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119864Parent of: Settling Pits at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119870Parent of: Settling Tank at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119865Parent of: Two Mounds at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119866Parent of: Western 'Drag' at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13462Related to: Boundary posts on Brent Moor (Monument)
MDV13440Related to: Shipley Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7367 - Shipley Bridge China Clay Works, South Brent (Ref: AI/35/2002)

Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2017 9:44AM