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HER Number:MDV77891
Name:Ore Tramway, South Hooe Mine


The route of the ore tramway between the Incline Shaft and grinder house, shown on the 1856 mine plan.


Grid Reference:SX 424 655
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, 46 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

The route of the ore tramway is shown on the 1856 plan of the mine, from the possible lower opening of the Incline Shaft and store room, to a point above the grinder house. The late 19th century Ordnance Survey map shows the route as a path. A small retaining wall appears to have been built above the site to form a flat base on which a tramway was built. There is no evidence for the tramway but a low retaining wall demarcates the flat area west of the store room and office building. Other details: Figures 6, 15, site 18. Map object based on this Source.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344692Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2009. South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2009R077. A4 Stapled + Digital. 46.

Associated Monuments

MDV5441Part of: South Hooe Silver and Lead Mine, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV77892Related to: Grinder House, South Hooe Mine (Monument)
MDV77876Related to: Store Room, Office and Counthouse, 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 15 2010 4:06PM