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HER Number:MDV6267
Name:Bachelor's Hall Tin Mine, Princetown


Site of Bachelor's Hall Tin Mine. Stamping mill and smelting house built in 1797. Remains of leats, stamping floor, possible smelting house and a dam were recorded in 1989.


Grid Reference:SX 601 735
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and walling remains of the late 18th century Bachelor's Hall Tin Mine, Princetown, including remains of a stamping mill and smelting house, leats, stamping floor and a dam

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/33
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to XIX - 1795 AD to 1870 AD (Between))

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235879.

Workings visible between sx60157370 and sx60187348 (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235881.

Ramsden, j. V. /tda/84(1952)89 fig.1/notes on the mines of devonshire.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235882.

Des=mining journal/(1846),(1860-1864).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235883.

Greeves, t. A. P. /historical notes on bachelors hall mine, and survey drawing/(1980)typescript in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235884.

Brooking-rowe, j. /tda/37(1905)472/sir thomas tyrwhitt and princetown.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235885.

Dnp survey (6") of tor royal farm/(1982)in smr.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV235886.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2149 4432(11/6/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235887.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235888.

Des=greeves, t. /dtrg newsletter/13(july 1997)7-8/dartmoor mines in 1799.

Brooking-Rowe, J., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252591.

Corn for the prison was ground at bachelor's hall. Remains of wheel-pits can still be seen (brooking-rowe).

Ramsden, J. V., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38544.

Batchelor's hall, tin-mine. Plan r288 b. M. R. O (ramsden).

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

Vis=-/10/1980 (greeves) a smelting house and adit may be identified here (see also sx57se/117). The first lease for work here was granted in 1795, and work seems to have ended in the 1870s.

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

Bachelor's Hall depicted on the early 20th century historic map with some of the mine features indicated, but not labelled.

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Site of Bachelor's Hall Tin Mine. Stamping mill and smelting house built in 1797. Remains of leats, stamping floor, possible smelting house and a dam were recorded in 1989.
Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Some of the buildings associated with the mine are depicted, including those that are now in use as a YMCA outdoor centre. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV235879Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV235881Migrated Record:
SDV235882Migrated Record:
SDV235883Migrated Record:
SDV235884Migrated Record:
SDV235885Migrated Record:
SDV235886Aerial Photograph:
SDV235887Migrated Record:
SDV235888Migrated Record:
SDV252591Migrated Record: Brooking-Rowe, J..
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV38544Migrated Record: Ramsden, J. V..
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV4735Related to: Bachelors Hall Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV113177Related to: Bachelor's Hall, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2015 2:30PM