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HER Number:MDV77892
Name:Grinder House, South Hooe Mine


Grinder house shown on 19th century plan of the mine, powered by a water wheel which was fed by a leat from the west.


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

  • GRINDING HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2009, South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 47 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

Grinder house powered by water wheel fed by a leat which entered the mine from the west. There is no surface evidence for either any upstanding remains of of the grinder house as shown on the 1856 plan of the mine. However there is a marked dip in the general slope of the steep valley side down to the river foreshore. Presumably the grinder house was constructed mainly of timber and was sited within the landscape dip (which may have been excavated for this purpose), the leat possibly being fed onto the top of the water wheel from surface level. Other details: Figures 6, 15, site 19. 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. 47.

Associated Monuments

MDV77893Parent of: Water Wheel for Grinder House, South Hooe Mine (Monument)
MDV5441Part of: South Hooe Silver and Lead Mine, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV77891Related to: Ore 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 20 2010 2:17PM