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HER Number:MDV66498
Name:Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Summary

Former reservoir forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 601 680
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/216/29
  • Old SAM Ref: 34467

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157265 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th May 2002. Reservoir 560 metres south-south-east of Eylesbarrow, forming part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine.Situated at the lower end of a gully is a rectangular shaped dam measuring 11 metres long by 4.5 metres wide denoted by a bank standing up to 3.5 metres wide and 0.8 metres high. Grass, bilberry and heather.


Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 105-148, Figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.


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

Linear feature shown on plan of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 443055 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346025.

Curvilinear feature shown on aerial photogrph which may indicate the eastern side of the former reservoir.


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.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1300505 (Website). SDV355682.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. 105-148, 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 157265.
SDV346025National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 443055. National Monuments Record Database. Website. [Mapped feature: #98194 ]
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Figure 2.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1300505.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Part of: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66445Related to: Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66488Related to: Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66503Related to: Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66443Related to: Reservoir 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 10:37AM