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HER Number:MDV77899
Name:Stamps Dressing Floor, South Hooe Mine


A number of rectangular buildings housing equipment to remove impurities from the silver/lead ore, shown on a 19th century mine plan.


Grid Reference:SX 421 654
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

Buck, C., 2009, South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 50 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

The site as shown on a mine plan of 1856 consists of a number of long rectangular buildings which functioned to 'dress' the silver/lead ore to remove unwanted impurities by using a variety of techniques of stamping and shaking, powered by the nearby steam engine. Other details: Figure 15, site 25.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344692Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2009. South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2009R077. A4 Stapled + Digital. 50. [Mapped feature: #104823 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5441Part of: South Hooe Silver and Lead Mine, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV77901Related to: Boiler House Chimney, South Hooe Mine (Monument)
MDV77900Related to: Stamps Engine House, South Hooe Mine (Monument)
MDV77898Related to: Stamps Reservoir Pond, South Hooe Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4752 - Archaeological Assessment of South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2010 2:11PM