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HER Number:MDV64744
Name:House to north of Stamping Mill At Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Summary

Miner's shelter to the north of Stamping Mill number 7 at the 19th century Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 607 683
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/213/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 34468
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XXI - 1750 AD to 2014 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157292 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 15th May 2002. Building 360 metres west of Plym Ford, forming part of Wheal Katherine Tin Mine. Rectangular building 3.9 metres long by 2.8 metres wide denoted by a 0.55 metre wide coursed drystone wall standing up to 1.25 metres high. A fireplace at the east-north-east end is 1.02 metres wide, 0.83 metres high and 0.6 metres deep. The doorway in south-west corner is 1.08 metres wide. Walls are covered in bilberry and heather. The interior with grass and rushes. There is some erosion against the south wall. Adjacent to eroding footpath. Stones from the wall have been removed to form a small camping related structure in the eastern part of the building. The wall is partly consolidated.


Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.

A rectangular building to the north of the stamping mill at 'Wheal Katherine' with a fireplace at one end is assumed to be a miners shelter.


Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 38, Figure 4 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

A fine rectangular building at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine with a fireplace at one end is assumed to be a miners' shelter.


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

Rectangular feature shown on survey.


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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Structure shown on modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1021056 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Remains of the 19th century Wheal Katherine Tin Mine.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1063881 (Website). SDV355682.

Remains of a tin processing works at Wheal Katherine which formed part of Eylesbarrow tin mine set and was operational until 1856. An archaeological field survey in 1994 located structures including a stamping mill, dressing floors and buddles.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. 142.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157292.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. 38, Figure 4.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97666 ]
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1063881.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1021056.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Related to: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV61849Related to: Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 3:24PM