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HER Number:MDV78236
Name:Chimney at Tamar Lead Smelting Works, Bere Ferrers


Chimney shown on late 19th Ordnance Survey map, to the north of and connected to the Tamar smelting works by one or possibly two flues.


Grid Reference:SX 432 650
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

  • CHIMNEY (Demolished, XIX - 1896 AD to 1896 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Chimney shown in field to north-west of Tamar smelting works. Map object based on this Source.

Claughton, P. F., 1998, A Brief History of the Tamar Smelting Works (Un-published). SDV240080.

Site of chimney (E) which was demolished in 1896.

Buck, C., 2008, Weir Quay Smelters, Devon: Impact and Conservation Assessment, 21, 29 (Report - Assessment). SDV344723.

The site of the chimney can be seen north of the lead smelting complex. It is not known if there was a single flue from all parts of the lead smelter that led up to the chimney, or two flues. Other details: Figure 22.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240080Un-published: Claughton, P. F.. 1998. A Brief History of the Tamar Smelting Works. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344723Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2008. Weir Quay Smelters, Devon: Impact and Conservation Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2008R137. A4 Stapled + Digital. 21, 29.

Associated Monuments

MDV5442Part of: Tamar Smelting Works, Weirquay, Bere Ferrers (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:Nov 22 2018 4:02PM