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HER Number:MDV62671
Name:Brook Mine Mill


Also known as Macclesfield Mine Mill.


Grid Reference:SX 718 675
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks, structures and below ground remains of the South Devon United Mines, a mid-19th century copper mining enterprise in Brook Wood, as well as part of the Wheal Emma Leat

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/237

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL (XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K., 1974, Mines of Devon. Volume 1: The Southern Area, 113-4 (Monograph). SDV336694.

Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 130 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

Brookwood fluorspar mine (richardson).

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 9, 56 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

'Brook' or 'Macclesfield' Mine mill where a 46 foot waterwheel worked 'Wheal Emma' - see Hamilton Jenkin.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 9, 56.
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 130.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336694Monograph: Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K.. 1974. Mines of Devon. Volume 1: The Southern Area. Mines of Devon. Volume 1: The Southern Area. One. Hardback Volume. 113-4.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV49062Part of: South Devon United Copper Mine, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV62669Related to: Water wheel at Wheal Emma Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6840 - Survey of Brookwood and Wheal Emma Copper Mines (Ref: AI/01/2005)

Date Last Edited:Feb 27 2018 4:56PM