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HER Number:MDV77896
Name:Ore Store, South Hooe Mine


Remains of a building labelled 'Ore Store' on a 19th century plan of the mine, close to the shipping quay.


Grid Reference:SX 423 655
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

  • STOREHOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2009, South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 49 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

The 'Ore Store' shown on the 1856 plan of the mine presumably functioned to safely store the silver/lead ore, prior to barge shipment to Weir Quay for smelting into silver and lead. The building was sited on a flattish platform partially cut into the valley sides. It appears to have been built of masonry walls, as in places these are visible. There are remains of internal and external walls as one walks along the valley-side path or track which goes through the site of the former building. There is a section of masonry (interior face) walling of the northern side for a length of approximately 10 metres and a maximum height of 1.9 metres in places. There is a small section of (internal face) eastern wall which is 0.45 metres high and 3 metres long, with the track going through its southern end (possibly an old doorway). There is a linear shaped 'block' of masonry forming part of the south wall, 3.8 metres high, 0.75 metres long and 1.8 metres thick at the south-west end. Other details: Figures 6, 15, site 22.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344692Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2009. South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2009R077. A4 Stapled + Digital. 49. [Mapped feature: #104820 ]

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