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HER Number:MDV66508
Name:Two Mounds on east side of Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Summary

Two mounds in a small enclosure on east side of reservoir forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 596 680
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/27/57
  • Old SAM Ref: 34467(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Two small circular features shown on 19th century map .on the north-east side of the reservoir


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

Rectilinear enclosure on the north-east side of a linear earthwork with one small circular feature towards the southern edge.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157281 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th May 2002. Two mounds 660 metres south-south-west of Eylesbarrow, forming part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine. Within the reservoir are two relatively sharp sided mounds. The northern one at Grid Reference SX59646800 is 9 metres in diameter and stands 2.2 metres high and is covered in heather and moss. The southern one at Grid Reference SX59656799 is 4.9 metres in diameter and up to 1.6 metres high on the north and 0.8 metres high on the south. It is revetted around the edge with large set boulders. Their purpose is unknown, but may have been connected with a bank on the other side of the dam which extends south for about 8 metres.


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


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

Outline of the north, east and south sides of the enclosure shown on the east side of the reservoir on the plan of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine.


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

Two mounds claearly visible on aerial photograph within a rectilinear enclosure.


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

North and east side of the rectilinear feature 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. Figure 2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157281.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98199 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Figure 2.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Related to: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) 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:Jan 24 2014 12:11PM