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HER Number:MDV62654
Name:Tin mill in streamworks on the River Plym


Remains of a possible post Medieval tin mill situated at the base of a tinners cliff within streamworks on the River Plym. The structure was recorded during an archaeological field survey in 1999 identified features including the mark of a wheel bearing on one of the large slabs and also the suggestion of tumbled but undefinable walling.


Grid Reference:SX 602 672
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NW165
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1237925
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/214

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 23, 19 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Site of 'Ply Steps' mill on the River Plym.

Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

(22/07/1999) The collapsed remains of a building, possibly a tin mill, lie at the foot of a tinners cliff at SX 60296724. Located on the floor of extensive streamworkings adjacent to the River Plym in a distinct angle in the cliff, the only clear evidence of its origin is the mark of a wheel bearing on one of the large slabs and also the suggestion of tumbled but undefinable walling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 23, 19.
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. [Mapped feature: #134928 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25041Part of: Streamworking along the upper Plym Valley and its tributaries (Monument)
MDV5099Related to: Plym Steps tin mill above Langcombe, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2022 11:13AM