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HER Number:MDV66533
Name:Openwork Gully at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Summary

Openwork gully 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 ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/213/20
  • Old SAM Ref: 34468
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Gully running north to south shown on 19th century map between the track running through Wheal Katherine Tin Mine and the River Plym.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157315 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th May 2002. Openwork 90 metres north of Plym Ford, forming part of Wheal Katherine tin mine. A gully up to about 5 metres deep. Grass, rushes and heather. A track leading through the openwork is eroding, but is carried on a 1 metre high embankment.


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

Large irregular shaped area of open work shown on plan on the eastern side of Wheal Katherine Tin Mine.


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


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

Irregular shaped area of openwork shown on survey.


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

Openwork visible on aerial photograph.


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

A number of different types of earthworks and structures relating to tin extraction and processing survive at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine. Amongst the earliest are two areas of streamworking with later trial pits and trenches. The final form of mining is represented by five particularly large shafts and an adit probably belonging to the 19th century extraction phase.


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 157315.
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.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98221 ]
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound.
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)
MDV21303Related to: Engine Wheel Pit 3 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66534Related to: Shaft 32 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66635Related to: Trial Pits 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