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HER Number:MDV78006
Name:South Upper Yard, Union Tin Smelting Works


Cobbled yard to the south of the smelting house, with entrance to former assay office on east side and steps to first floor of building on west 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

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 92615

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.

Yard to the south of the smelting house, constructed of longitudinal cobbles laid from the road edge to the main smelter openings. Other details: Figures 5, 10, 22, site 23.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Large smelting house with smaller room divided off at one end as a strong room. Attached at right angles at the left-hand end is a 2 storey building with former assay office on first floor reached by external steps (now converted into a flat), and store on the ground floor. Attached at right angles to the smelting house at the opposite end is a derelict building originally the count house. Adjoining this building and in front of the smelting house is a paved granite yard. Dividing this from the road is a high rubble wall with roughly central square granite gate piers.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104923 ]
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)
MDV78001Related to: Assay Office, Union Tin Smelting Works (Building)
MDV77999Related to: Smelting House, Union Tin Smelting Works (Building)
MDV78000Related to: Store For Unmanufactured Metals, Union Tin Smelting Works (Building)

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 29 2010 10:31AM