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HER Number:MDV77874
Name:Coal Quay, South Hooe Mine


Quay for the delivery of coal to the mine, on the foreshore of the River Tamar. The coal was taken up to the mine by an incline tramway.


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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2009, South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 37-8 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

Coal Quay is shown on the mine plan of 1856, linked to the mine by a tramway. It is likely it was of a similar design to the much larger Shipping Quay, constructed of verical timber posts set in the foreshore, upon which horizontal timbers were set to form the quay surface. There is no evidence for the timber posts, however there is localised evidence for the remains of a low revetment surface at the base of the inclined scarp tramway on the upper edge of the river foreshore. Other details: Figures 6, 15, site 8.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344692Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2009. South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2009R077. A4 Stapled + Digital. 37-8.

Associated Monuments

MDV5441Part of: South Hooe Silver and Lead Mine, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV77865Related to: Boiler House Chimney Flue, South Hooe Mine (Monument)
MDV77875Related to: Coal Tramway, 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:Jul 14 2010 4:22PM