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HER Number:MDV77868
Name:Row of Mine Buildings, South Hooe Mine

Summary

Row of buildings to the east of the boiler house, including a smithy and carpenter's workshop.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 425 655
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

  • MINE BUILDING (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2009, South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 36 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

A line of mine buildings are shown on the mine plan of 1856, labelled as 'Smith's, Carpenter's, Shops etc'. They extend eastwards from the boiler house, and may have been able to utilise steam power from there. The linear site was created cutting a flat section from south facing sloping ground, with the rear wall of the buildings acting as a retaining wall. All that remains is a 6 metres section of rear vertical walling (1.6 metres high) at the west end, close to the vertical rock cut of the boiler house. A section of west wall (1.9 metres high by approximately 5 metres long) with a small fireplace is also visible. The site of the remainder of the buildings is visible, but the sides and rear walls have gone, although there may be foundation remains below ground level. Other details: Figures 6-8, 15, site 6.


Gould, R., 2009, South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, West Devon: A Report on the Results of a Desktop Study and a Surface Reconnaisance Inspection in Relation to Past Metalliferous Mining Activity, 10 (Report - non-specific). SDV347326.

Dilapidated single storey shed next to the vegetable garden in the east part of the site, formerly carpenter's shop or blacksmith's. Other details: Figures 1, 3, 7.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344692Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2009. South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2009R077. A4 Stapled + Digital. 36.
SDV347326Report - non-specific: Gould, R.. 2009. South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, West Devon: A Report on the Results of a Desktop Study and a Surface Reconnaisance Inspection in Relation to Past Metalliferous Mining Activity. Frederick Sherrell Report. 3403. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV5441Part of: South Hooe Silver and Lead Mine, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV77863Related to: Boiler House, South Hooe Mine (Monument)
MDV61684Related to: Pumping Engine House, South Hooe Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4752 - Archaeological Assessment of South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon
  • EDV4753 - Field Survey of South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jun 13 2011 3:35PM