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HER Number:MDV76251
Name:Capstan at Tamar Valley Mine

Summary

Capstan on west side of engine house at Tamar Valley mine, shown on late 19th century map.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 437 678
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBERE FERRERS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAPSTAN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Capstan' shown at north-west corner of engine house, to west of second shaft. Map object based on this Source.


Nance, R. W. + Nance, R. D., 1996, A Survey of Engine Houses on the Mines of South Devon, 118-9 (Article in Serial). SDV241746.

The existing engine house is likely to date from 1873. A capstan and ropeway, directed towards the north end of the walled pit alongside the west wall, suggest that this enclosed the shaft and/or an angle bob (or balance box) connected to the crank by flatrods. Other details: Figure 13, plate 1.


Buck, C., 1998, Preliminary Assessment of Industrial Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley, 53 (Report - Assessment). SDV336795.

Site visit 11th March 1998. Site of capstan visible to north-west of engine house. Other details: Site 71.


Rippon, S. + Claughton, P. + Smart, C., 2009, Mining in a Medieval Landscape: The Royal Silver Mines of the Tamar Valley, 69, 78 (Monograph). SDV344097.

Other details: Figure 4.3.


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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241746Article in Serial: Nance, R. W. + Nance, R. D.. 1996. A Survey of Engine Houses on the Mines of South Devon. Mining History: Bulletin PDMHS. The Archaeology of Mining and Metallurgy in South-West Britain. 13, Number 2. A4 Paperback. 118-9.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336795Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 1998. Preliminary Assessment of Industrial Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 53.
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. 69, 78.

Associated Monuments

MDV5447Part of: Tamar Valley Mine, Buttspill (Monument)
MDV61685Related to: Engine House and Stack at Tamar Valley Mine (Monument)
MDV76241Related to: Shaft at Tamar Valley Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2010 9:33AM