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HER Number:MDV66440
Name:Building (k) west of the Stamping Mill 4 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Summary

Building (k) to the west of the Stamping Mill number 4 within an irregular shaped enclosure and forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 677
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/27/33
  • Old SAM Ref: 34467

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Small rectangular building shown on 19th century map.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157216 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th May 2002. Building 1170 metres south-west of Eylesbarrow, forming part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine. A two roomed building with an annex against the western wall. The annex is 2 metres long by 1.3 metres wide. Walls are of drystone type and measure up to 0.7 metres high and 0.55 metres wide. The interior of the building is filled with rubble. The purpose of the building is unclear but it is almost certainly associated with the mine.


Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 38, Figure 16 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

Building (k) at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine located to the west of Stamping Mill number 4 consists of a 6 metre by 4 metre patitioned structure within a parallelogram shaped enclosure of 0.36 hectares.


Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.


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

Three sides of a retangular feature shown on survey.


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


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

The 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine opened in 1814 and continued until 1852. During this time several companies were formed to run the mine and most failed to make a profit. Eylesbarrow's importance stems from its unrivalled array of 19th century mining remains making it the largest and most informative example of a large scale water powered tin mine in Britain. At least 27 shafts and five adits were cut to reach the tin lodes, seven whim platforms and two water powered engine wheels were built to power the lifting and pumping machinery, a series of tramways were made to carry the ore to six separate stamping mills and, to complete the picture, a smelting house was constructed to smelt the processed tin from the stamping mills. The size of the operation is further emphasised by the large number of ancillary buildings constructed to serve the mine. Amongst these are a count house, dormitory accommodation, blacksmith's shop, powder houses, sample house and various storage buildings.


English Heritage, 2013, Pastscape, 1300598 (Website). SDV352645.

A rectangular building within an enclosure situated to the north-west of a smelting mill at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine. An archaeological field survey by English Heritage in 1999 found the building comprising a 6 metre by 4 metre partitioned structure, which is ruined to just above ground level. It is situated within a parallelogram shaped enclosure of 0.36 hectares which is constructed from granite faced banks of up to 1.5 metres high. The building and enclosure were probably constructed in the 1840s and were first documented on the Sheepstor Parish Tithe Map of 1843. They are probably associated with the mine.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. Figure 2.
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 157216.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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 16.
SDV352645Website: English Heritage. 2013. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1300598.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Part of: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66514Related to: Irregular-shaped Field west of Stamping Mill 4 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3581Related to: Stamping Mill Number 4 at Eylesbarrow 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 10:31AM