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HER Number:MDV6635
Name:Golden Dagger Mine, Manaton

Summary

G8 golden dagger. Plans r307c - 6548 m. R. O. Situated e of the wallabrook; the only one of those forming part of the important birch tor-vitifer area to lie within manaton parish. It was worked from 1879 on by mosesbawden, and at times 30-40 men were employed from intermittent working between 1882-1914 the production of 220 tons of black tin were recorded. An adit was cut into the hillside, and 3 shafts connected the underground levels with the surface. The remains are now covered by a forestry plantation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 683 804
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/64
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/64/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to World War I - 1751 AD? to 1914 AD (Between))

Full description

REFS NOT SPECIFIED. RAMSDON; HARRIS; COLLINS; ROWE; CROSSING ETC, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305911.

G8 golden dagger. Plans r307c - 6548 m. R. O. Situated e of the wallabrook; the only one of those forming part of the important birch tor-vitifer area to lie within manaton parish. It was worked from 1879 on by mosesbawden, and at times 30-40 men were employed from intermittent working between 1882-1914 the production of 220 tons of black tin were recorded. An adit was cut into the hillside, and 3 shafts connected the underground levels with the surface. The remains are now covered by a forestry plantation.(refs not specified. Ramsdon; harris; collins; rowe; crossing etc).


BROUGHTON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305912.

Plan in parish file (broughton).


SX68SE/311, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305914.

Recent forestry felling on the e bank of the redwater stream exposed tin working features of golden dagger tin mine for the first time since the 1940s. Features include an engine house (sx67ne/304), stamping mills (sx68se/296+181), dressing floors + leats (sx68se/311).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305915.

Ramsden, j. V. /tda/84(1952)95 fig.1/notes on the mines of devonshire.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305916.

Des=h. M. Stationery office, abandoned mines/(1929).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305917.

Crossing/guide to dartmoor/(1909).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305918.

Memoirs geological survey/338 dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305919.

Rowe, j. B. /dartmoor perambulation/(1895).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305920.

Collins, j. H. /observations on west of england mining region/(1912).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305921.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of dartmoor/(1968)207.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305922.

Greeves, t. A. P. /tda/17(1985)118/steeperton tor tin mine, dartmoor, devon.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305923.

Broughton, d. G. /trans inst cornish engineers/(1968/9)/the birch tor & vitifer tin mining complex.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV305924.

Aph=dap/jr 5a,6/(20/1/1988).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305925.

Des=greeves, t. /an assessment of dartmoor tin working/(1990)22/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305926.

Des=newman, p. /recording the tinworks of dartmoor forest/in newman, p.(ed)/the archaeology of mining + metallurgy in south west britain/(1996)84-90/(mining history: bulletins pdmhs, vol 13 no 2).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305927.

Des=greeves, t. /tin working at heathercombe, manaton/(1991)in pf.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305928.

Des=passmore, a. /dtrg newsletter/19(july 2000)7/golden dagger tin mine.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305945.

Curious zinc apparatus found in the old tin-streamworks of golden dagger mine, near the vittifer works. Found in a heap of rubbish. Probably for gold washing. Small oblong box with bottom and a roll in the zinc along the sides. Had a part cover extending 14mm from the head. Inside the box were two zinc articles. One an elaborate arrangement of 37 double teeth, fitting between each other, and hinged the one in the other, held together by a clenching-plate of zinc. Under the teeth and detached from it is a zinc receiver to catch the grains of gold that pass between the teeth. Date unknown.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305946.

Baring-gould, s. /tda/20(1888)376-7/a gold-washing apparatus.


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

Lodeworkings at golden dagger tin mine likely to have medieval origins 1450-1600 (greeves).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305911Migrated Record: REFS NOT SPECIFIED. RAMSDON; HARRIS; COLLINS; ROWE; CROSSING ETC.
SDV305912Migrated Record: BROUGHTON.
SDV305914Migrated Record: SX68SE/311.
SDV305915Migrated Record:
SDV305916Migrated Record:
SDV305917Migrated Record:
SDV305918Migrated Record:
SDV305919Migrated Record:
SDV305920Migrated Record:
SDV305921Migrated Record:
SDV305922Migrated Record:
SDV305923Migrated Record:
SDV305924Aerial Photograph:
SDV305925Migrated Record:
SDV305926Migrated Record:
SDV305927Migrated Record:
SDV305928Migrated Record:
SDV305945Migrated Record:
SDV305946Migrated Record:
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV6638Related to: Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6637Related to: MINE in the Parish of North Bovey (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV4895 - TOOL (Unknown date)

Associated Events

  • EDV7390 - Archaeological condition survey in Soussons Woods
  • EDV7402 - Archaeological condition survey in Soussons Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Sep 10 2018 8:24AM