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HER Number:MDV77900
Name:Stamps Engine House, South Hooe Mine


Engine house and adjacent boiler house shown on 19th century plan of the mine.


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

  • ENGINE HOUSE (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, 51 (Report - Assessment). SDV344692.

The Stamps Engine House and adjacent boiler house is shown on the 1856 plan of the mine, but only the loadings and boiler house chimney are shown on the 1883 Ordnance Survey map. The engine seems to have had a 30 inch steam cylinder and was installed in 1842 from Danescombe Mine near Calstock, Cornwall. Four years later the site was described as having 70 heads of stamps. These can be seen either side of the loadings which were in front of the engine house. Other details: Figure 15, site 26A.

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. 51.

Associated Monuments

MDV5441Part of: South Hooe Silver and Lead Mine, Bere Ferrers (Monument)
MDV77901Related to: Boiler House Chimney, South Hooe Mine (Monument)
MDV77899Related to: Stamps Dressing Floor, 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 2:15PM