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HER Number:MDV75624
Name:Spoil Heaps at Battishill Down Mine, Bridestowe


Spoil heaps associated with the disused Battishill Down Mine shown on 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:SX 515 861
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridestowe
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SPOIL HEAP (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Line of spoilheaps associated with 'Battishill Down Mine (Silver-lead, disused)' shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Newman, P., 2011, An Archaeological Assessment of Fernworthy Down, Bridestowe, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV347937.

The two spoil heaps on the hillside on the southern end of the Down represent the major surface remains of underground activity at this mine. They appear to be undisturbed since abandonment and have retained their form offering interesting and contrasting evidence of land use when set against the background of the predominantly pastoral character of the Down, especially when viewed from the valley below to the south. The heaps are quite robust and will withstand the comings and goings of walkers and livestock. Gorse could be removed from and around these heaps to make them more accessible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347937Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2011. An Archaeological Assessment of Fernworthy Down, Bridestowe, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4670Part of: Battishill Down Mine, Bridestowe (Monument)
MDV75702Related to: Openwork at Battishill Down Mine (Monument)
MDV75703Related to: Trackway at Battishill Down Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2014 10:37AM