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HER Number:MDV78004
Name:Lower Yard, Union Tin Smelting Works


Yard at the west end of the tin smelting works, with buildings on the south and east sides, and cemented tanks on the north side.


Grid Reference:SX 434 650
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

  • YARD (XIX - 1849 AD to 1849 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2008, Weir Quay Smelters, Devon: Impact and Conservation Assessment, 27 (Report - Assessment). SDV344723.

The lower yard has southern perimeter walls of approximately 2.5 - 3.0 metres high (collapsed at the eastern end), and northern walls of approximately 3 metres high. Buildings were attached to both of these walls. The southern wall had stores built against it, except for a main access gate at the west end, whilst the northern wall had 'cemented tanks' attached at its western end. The ground surface has a covering of approximately 0.1 - 0.25 metres of earth and mud overlying the original cobbles and stones, as well as trees and bushes. Other details: Figures 5, 10, 22, site24.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104921 ]
SDV344723Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2008. Weir Quay Smelters, Devon: Impact and Conservation Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2008R137. A4 Stapled + Digital. 27.

Associated Monuments

MDV13882Part of: Weirquay, Union Tin Smelting Works (Building)
MDV78003Related to: Cemented Tanks, Union Tin Smelting Works (Monument)
MDV78002Related to: Storehouses, Union Tin Smelting Works (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4767 - Archaeological Assessment of Weir Quay Smelters
  • EDV4768 - Field Survey of Weir Quay Smelters, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jul 28 2010 2:26PM