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HER Number:MDV77875
Name:Coal Tramway, South Hooe Mine


Tramway between Coal Quay and the mine complex, shown on mid 19th century plan. The route survives as a pathway, but is only partly accessible.


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

  • TRAMWAY (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.

The hillside was excavated to form a path upon which a tramway was built, in order to transport the coal from the quay on the foreshore up to the mine. The pathway, 1.5 to 2 metres wide, is visible and can be partially walked, until vegetation growth restricts access towards the bottom. The remains of a low revetment surface, on the edge of the river foreshore, indicate the site of the tramline above high tide level, before it went on to the timber quay. This feature is approximately 20 metres long, and formed by stones placed on edge on its south side, forming a height of about 0.2 - 0.5 metres above foreshore level. The tramway is shown on the 1856 plan of the mine, but only the pathway is shown on the 1883 Ordnance Survey map. Other details: Figures 6, 15, site 9.

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. [Mapped feature: #104800 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5441Part of: South Hooe Silver and Lead Mine, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV77863Related to: Boiler House, South Hooe Mine (Monument)
MDV77874Related to: Coal Quay, 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 4:38PM