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HER Number:MDV7379
Name:MINE in the Parish of Whitchurch

Summary

A line of pits on west down are the result of past prospecting trials for sortridge and bedford mines. Gem mine, also called west sortridge consols, has left some completly ruinous and overgrown buildings. A tin mine, probably closing in the late 1870s; it lies on the east bank of the walkham viaduct, stone from which, after its demolition in 1965, was used for filling the deep mine shaft.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 494 706
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/74

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV278838.

A line of pits on west down are the result of past prospecting trials for sortridge and bedford mines. Gem mine, also called west sortridge consols, has left some completly ruinous and overgrown buildings. A tin mine, probably closing in the late 1870s; it lies on the east bank of the walkham viaduct, stone from which, after its demolition in 1965, was used for filling the deep mine shaft.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV278841.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of dartmoor/(1968)226.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV278842.

Des=greeves, t. /an assessment of dartmoor tin working/(1990)43/in smr.


HAWKINS, A.S., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV279491.

Vis=6/4/1978 (hawkins, a. S. ).


Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Wheal gem. Late 19c stamping mill still has some of stamps framework in situ (greeves).


Rendell, P., 1996, Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley (Monograph). SDV361766.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV278838Migrated Record:
SDV278841Migrated Record:
SDV278842Migrated Record:
SDV279491Report - Survey: HAWKINS, A.S..
SDV361766Monograph: Rendell, P.. 1996. Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley. Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley. A5 Paperback.
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2018 11:23AM