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HER Number:MDV8009
Name:Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne

Summary

Holne Chase 19th century tin mine including openwork, shaft and adit which may also have been exploited at an earlier date. The stamping mill, dressing floors and other features are located on the south side of the River Dart to the south-west. A tramline and incline joined the two sites

Location

Grid Reference:SX 718 712
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Holne Chase 19thC tin mine which may have been worked earlier, including openwork, shaft, adit, stamping mill, tramway and dressing floors

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/36
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/71
  • Pastscape: 1441640

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MINE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Long narrow earthwork shown on 19th century map with a 'Shaft' to the north-west. 'Holne Chase Tin Mine (Disused)' shown on 19th century map at the site on the south side of the River Dart with many round and rectangular features. Map object partly based on this source.

Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 96, Figure 1 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

Dines, H. G., 1956, The Metalliferous Mining Region of South West England, 737 (Monograph). SDV62852.

Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 196 (Monograph). SDV149229.

Mine 'h19' Holne Chase, tin. There is little to see; it produced small quantities of tin in the 1870's. The site, near the summit of the hill in Holne Chase, is overgrown.

Greeves, T., 1981, Holne Chase Tin Mine (Worksheet). SDV164361.

Site visited on 11th March 1981. The dressing floor of Holne Chase Tin Mine, on south bank of River Dart. Overgrown, and trampled by animals: identifiable features include a rectangular reservoir, a large leat, wheelpit and tail race, three round buddles, a large round buddle with central boss, three rectangular settling pits with four more near the river. Plan on worksheet. Probably 19th century.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible due to tree cover on aerial photos.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Openwork important for being situated in a highly mineralised area containing copper, iron and tin, and where there is inferential evidence for possible Prehistoric exploitation.

Newman, P., 2006, Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, 6-10, Figures 2, 4& 5 (Report - Survey). SDV359868.

Holne Chase 19th century tin mine which was possibly exploited at an earlier date. The stamping mill and dressing floor are located on a level area on the south side of the River dart. The dressing plant covered approximately 1 hectare and contained a wheelpit, six round buddles, eleven rectangular pits, a large pond and a ruined building.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Mine workings shown on modern mapping. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 196.
SDV164361Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 1981. Holne Chase Tin Mine.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359868Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2006. Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. English Heritage. 50/2006. A4 Comb Bound. 6-10, Figures 2, 4& 5.
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 96, Figure 1.
SDV62852Monograph: Dines, H. G.. 1956. The Metalliferous Mining Region of South West England. The metalliferous mining region of South West England. Vol 2. Unknown. 737.

Associated Monuments

MDV117265Parent of: Adit at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117435Parent of: Building at Holne Chase Tin Mine in Holne Chase, Holne (Building)
MDV117432Parent of: Building at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Building)
MDV13738Parent of: Building probably associated with Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Building)
MDV117264Parent of: Horse Whim at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117325Parent of: Leat Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117320Parent of: One of three Adits for Tin in Holne Chase, Holne (Monument)
MDV117321Parent of: One of three Adits for Tin in Holne Chase, Holne (Monument)
MDV13737Parent of: One of three Adits for Tin in Holne Chase, Holne (Monument)
MDV117326Parent of: Pits at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117431Parent of: Pond at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV51778Parent of: Quarry or Shaft in Holne Chase, Holne (Monument)
MDV117429Parent of: Rectangular Pits at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117428Parent of: Round Buddles at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117263Parent of: Shaft at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117434Parent of: Stamping Area and Tailings Pit at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117324Parent of: Tailrace at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117561Parent of: Tramway and Incline at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117323Parent of: Wheelpit at Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne (Monument)
MDV117433Related to: Quarry in Holne Chase, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7123 - Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Ref: 50/2006)
  • EDV8574 - Hidden Dartmoor: Peripheral Mines (Phase 1 Pilot)

Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2021 2:42PM