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HER Number:MDV66435
Name:Settling Tank south of Stamping Mill 6 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Summary

Settling tank south of Stamping Mill number 6 forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 674
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/27/32
  • Old SAM Ref: 34467

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLING TANK (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source, 1318967 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV230273.

A waterpowered stamping mill and associated dressing floor to Eylesbarrow tin mine. The mill was one of six which served the mine and were in use between 1814-52. A archaeological field survey by English Heritage in 1999 found it to be a double stamping mill with batteries of stamps on both sides of the wheel. The wheelpit is placed centrally within the dressing floor and has internal dimensions of 8.5 metres by approximately 1metre wide. A stone clad leat embankment, 12 metres by 4.5 metres, is situated 18 metres to the west and sits at right angles to the dried up leat channel which diverted water from further up the Drizzlecombe Valley. On either side of the wheelpit are the remains of the stamps areas, and two well preserved sunken sluice boxes of 3 metres long and up to 1.5 metres wide, with stone linings and visible sluice openings. Several rectangular buddles also survive comprising roughly rectangular earthwork hollows. A second dressing area is situated to the south of the main area and contains two earthwork buddles. To the south of the dressing floor are two rectangular structures probably representing the remains of reck or rack houses.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157209 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th May 2002. Settling tank 1440 metres south west of Eylesbarrow, forming part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine.


Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figure 12 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.


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

Feature shown on Eylesbarrow Tin Mine suvey to the south of Stamping Mill number 6.


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

Rectilinear feature shown on survey.


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

Long triangular feature shown on aerial photograph.


English Heritage, 2013, Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and associated remains (Schedule Document). SDV231131.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV230273National Monuments Record Database: 1318967.
SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. Figure 12.
SDV231131Schedule Document: English Heritage. 2013. Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and associated remains. The Schedule of Monuments. Website.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157209.
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. [Mapped feature: #98147 ]
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Figure 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Part of: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3582Part of: Stamping Mill Number 6 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66431Related to: Dressing Floor at Stamping Mill 6 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66432Related to: Reck House at Stamping Mill Number 6 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Building)
MDV66433Related to: Reck House at Stamping Mill Number 6 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 8 2014 10:57AM