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HER Number:MDV77894
Name:Crop Dressing Floors, South Hooe Mine


Crop dressing floors between the ore tramway and the foreshore, shown on 19th century plan of the mine.


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

  • DRESSING FLOOR (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Buck, C., 2009, South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 47-8 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

The 1856 plan of the mine labels an area south of the ore tramway 'Crop Dressing Floors'. The later Ordnance Survey map of 1883 shows the site as having an area of mine waste. Large lumps of ore would have been manually broken up here before being crushed in the grinder house nearby. Much of this work was in the open air, but often there was a roofed timber framework to work under cover. There is no evidence for this large site, apart from the flat area of ground near the access route to The Counthouse. Other details: Figures 6, 15, site 20.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344692Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2009. South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2009R077. A4 Stapled + Digital. 47-8.

Associated Monuments

MDV5441Part of: South Hooe Silver and Lead Mine, Bere Ferrers (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 9:48AM