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HER Number:MDV66526
Name:Building at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Summary

Building north of the track forming part of the 19th century Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 609 684
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/213/15
  • Old SAM Ref: 34468
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157307 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 15th May 2002. Structure 140 metres west-north-west of Plym Ford, forming part of Wheal Katherine tin mine. A 2 metre high dry coursed stone revetment wall denotes a platform adjacent to a mine shaft. The purpose of this structure is uncertain. Grass and rushes.


Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 38, Figure 4 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

Several buildings are visible at Wheal Katherine. Adjacent to Shaft 31 is a level area with a substamtial revetment to the rear. It has been suggested that this may be a dressing floor but no other features are present. It could have been a covered area for storage or processing but is a long way from the main dressing floor.


Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figure 4 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.


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

Outline of the northern and eastern sides visible on aerial photograph.


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

Three sides of a structure shown on modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1021056 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Des=ancient monuments/(30/9/2003)/as above.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1063881 (Website). SDV355682.

Remains of a tin processing works at Wheal Katherine which formed part of Eylesbarrow tin mine set and was operational until 1856. An archaeological field survey in 1994 located structures including a stamping mill, dressing floors and buddles.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. Figure 4.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157307.
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 4.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98217 ]
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1063881.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1021056.

Associated Monuments

MDV61849Part of: Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV24836Related to: Open Cut at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV106645Related to: Shaft 31 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 3:25PM