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HER Number:MDV64207
Name:Three Mine Shafts asoociated with West Vitifer Mine, Chagford

Summary

Three mine shafts associated with West Vitifer Mine also known as 'New Vitifer' to the south-west of the mine buildings

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 827
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/98/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28728
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XIX - 1850 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152059 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 29th January 1999. shaft and whim platform on Chagford Common.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 33, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

West Vitifer Tin Mine operating between 1850 and 1875. The depressions of the filled in 'Engine Shaft' can be seen near the buddles and another alongside the lower end of the gully to the west.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 28-33, Figures 4, 5 & 7 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Three shafts shown on Figure 5, two are located either side of an opnwork and a third known as 'Engine Shaft' to the north-east and closer to the mine buildings.


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Features visible on data.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Features visible on aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 33, Map 25.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152059.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111520 ]
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 28-33, Figures 4, 5 & 7.

Associated Monuments

MDV6682Part of: West Vitifer Mine, Chagford (Monument)
MDV122023Related to: Building at the Dressing Floor of West Vitifer Mine, Chagford (Monument)
MDV122022Related to: Building at West Vitifer Mine, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64205Related to: Openwork associated with West Vitifer Tin Mine, Chagford (Monument)
MDV122020Related to: Stamping Floor at West Vitifer Mine, Chagford (Monument)
MDV27847Related to: Streamworks on River Bovey, Chagford (Monument)
MDV122018Related to: Three Buddles at West Vitifer Mine, Chagford (Monument)
MDV122019Related to: Wheelpit at West Vitifer Mine, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:May 15 2018 3:31PM