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HER Number:MDV61853
Name:Powder house at Hexworthy Mine

Summary

A small poorly built open-roofed shelter lies on the footings of an earlier and more substantially built structure on the crest of Down Ridge some 400 metres north of Hooten Wheals Mine (SX 67 SE 191). The present structure, is used to protect young trees, measures 2.1 metres north-west to south-east by 1.9 metres and is constructed of loose drystone walls 0.9 metres high with no entrance. Below this are the well defined footings and lower courses of a similarly sized building, possibly a magazine serving Hooten Wheals Mine.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 713
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 190
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/541
  • Pastscape: 1065052

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POWDER MAGAZINE (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 36 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Powder house at Hexworthy Mine. Good oral information survives about this structure, which was one of the last in use on Dartmoor.


Probert, S. A. J., 1996, Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363200.

(Visited 10/01/1996) SX 65636 71295. A small poorly built open-roofed shelter lies on the footings of an earlier and more substantially built structure on the crest of Down Ridge some 400 metres north of Hooten Wheals Mine (SX 67 SE 191). The present structure, is used to protect young trees, measures 2.1 metres north-west to south-east by 1.9 metres and is constructed of loose drystone walls 0.9 metres high with no entrance. Below this are the well defined footings and lower courses of a similarly sized building, possibly a magazine serving Hooten Wheals Mine.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 36.

Associated Monuments

MDV6389Part of: Hooten Wheals/Hexworthy Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV6399Related to: Ruined buildings, Hexworthy Tin Mine (Building)
MDV126403Related to: Ruined mine building, Hexworthy Tin Mine (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 3 2019 8:34AM