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HER Number:MDV64748
Name:Main Track through Eylesbarrow Tin Mine


Main track running south-west to north-east and forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine


Grid Reference:SX 597 681
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/156/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 1890/4355 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on arerial photographs.

Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 141 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.

The road enters Sheepstor Parish from Lydford Parish at Grid Reference SX60186847.

Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 36-7, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

The main trackway at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine is one of its earliest features and may have been constructed in the 18th or early 19th century. The track was well engineered using cuttings in places and traces of metalling are visible. Fragments of tin slag are occasionally visible particularly around the smelting house. There are several branches off the track with the longest being to Crane Lake and another to Wheal Katherine.

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

Most of track visible on aerial photograph.

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

'Track' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. 141.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 1890/4355.
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. 36-7, Figure 2.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97670 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Part of: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV67941Related to: Track from Eylebarrow Tin Mine towards Nun's Cross (Monument)
MDV64747Related to: Track from Eylesbarrow Tin Mine to Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2014 10:17AM