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HER Number:MDV66534
Name:Shaft 32 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Summary

Shaft number 32 forming part of the 19th century Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 610 685
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/213/21
  • Old SAM Ref: 34468
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Semi-circular earthwork shown on 19th century map.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157317 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 15th May 2002. Shaft 120 metres north of Plym Ford, of Plym Ford, forming part of Wheal Katherine tin mine. A moderately steep pit measuring about 4 metres deep cuts into an openwork. The associated dump is 2 metres high, flat topped and covered in heather, moss and bilberry.


Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 13, Figure 4 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

Shaft number 32 at Wheal Katherine is one of at least six shafts at the mine. This shaft on the eastern edge of the mine is sited with a 'T' shaped openwork and is likely to have been an engine shaft pumped by the nearby waterwheel (EW3).


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.

Shaft visible on aerial photograph.


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

Shaft at Wheal Katherine tin mine.


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 157317.
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: #98222 ]
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. 13, Figure 4.
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)
MDV3330Related to: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66523Related to: Frank's Shaft 30 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66533Related to: Openwork Gully at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66517Related to: Shaft 26 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV64743Related to: Shaft 27 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV106639Related to: Shaft 28 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66518Related to: Shaft 29 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:Dec 12 2016 3:24PM