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HER Number:MDV77895
Name:Stamps and Shipping Tramway, South Hooe Mine


Route of the tramway between the dressing floors and shipping quay in the east to the stamps engine and dressing floors to the west, shown on 19th century plan of the mine. Little visible evidence remains.


Grid Reference:SX 423 654
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

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, 48 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

The route of the tramway between the shipping quay and stamps dressing floors is shown on the 1856 plan of the mine. This passed from below the crop dressing floors and ore grinder, past the ore stores to the stamps dressing floors and the stamps engine. This horse or donkey drawn tramway took ore ready for further dressing to the stamps, and after processing, to the ore store, and then to the shipping quay. There is little surface evidence for the route of this tramway as shown on the plan. In some places the edge of the tramway has collapsed onto the foreshore, or been eroded by high tides. However it can still be seen in a few places in the wooded area close to the ore stores, and as it goes uphill through the wood towards the stamps site. It is evidenced as a vaguely linear route, 1 metre wide, through the vegetation, and in some places evidence of a low cutting as it goes through some higher ground. Other details: Figures 6, 15, site 21. 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. 48.

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 2:31PM