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HER Number:MDV76224
Name:Possible Mine Workings near Cleave

Summary

Area of earthworks and disturbed ground to east of Cleave. Adjacent to field named 'Tin Hill' in mid 19th century, between Cleave and South Tamar Mines.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 435 647
Map Sheet:SX46SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SPOIL HEAP (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Earthworks and disturbed ground shown on first edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. Map object based on this Source.


Middleton, R., 1999, Lower Birch Farm Field Inspection Report (Report - non-specific). SDV344152.

Site visit 22nd September 1999. A small area of spoil heaps to the north of the lower mining remains, covered in dense gorse scrub. The small portion investigated revealed no evidence for structures, walls or adits.


Rippon, S. + Claughton, P. + Smart, C., 2009, Mining in a Medieval Landscape: The Royal Silver Mines of the Tamar Valley, 77-8 (Monograph). SDV344097.

South from Cleave Wood to the river Tamar, at what was known as South Tamar Consols in the 1850s, the pattern of mineralisation takes the workable lead/silver deposits deeper in the strata, forcing mining under the river. Other details: Figure 4.3.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344097Monograph: Rippon, S. + Claughton, P. + Smart, C.. 2009. Mining in a Medieval Landscape: The Royal Silver Mines of the Tamar Valley. Mining in a Medieval Landscape: The Royal Silver Mines of the Tamar Valley. Paperback Volume. 77-8.
SDV344152Report - non-specific: Middleton, R.. 1999. Lower Birch Farm Field Inspection Report. Farming, Rural and Countryside Agency Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV41527Related to: Cleave or Ware Mine (Monument)
MDV5493Related to: South Tamar Silver and Lead Mine (Monument)
MDV48786Related to: Tin Hill, Cleave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2017 10:31AM