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HER Number:MDV8752
Name:Great Wheal Eleanor tin mine, North Bovey

Summary

Also recorded as Easdon / Eastdown and is thought likely to have Medieval origins (1450-1600). Late 19th century historic shows a range of buildings and aqueduct. Remains consist of some undulations and the remains of a wheel pit in very boggy ground on Easdon, south-west of North Bovey village. Tin was produced mainly during the 1870s.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 734 833
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/29

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XIV to XIX - 1400 AD? to 1879 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The late 19th century historic map shows 'Great Wheal Eleanor (Tin disused)', with a range of buildings, as well as an aqueduct, centred around SX7346783407. Openwork depicted to the south-west.


Collins, J. H., 1912, Observations on the West of England Mining Region, 86 (Monograph). SDV323594.


Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 223 (Monograph). SDV320981.


H. M. Stationary Office, 1929, Abandoned Mines (Monograph). SDV215700.


Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 94, fig 1 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SW23, 6/5/1953 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV304968.

This mine (tin) has been worked within living memory. It would appear to be not earlier than 18th century and is comparable with many others in this part of the country. It is now derelict and grass-covered.


Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 210 (Monograph). SDV149229.

Great Wheal Eleanor tin mine; some undulations and the remains of a wheel pit in very boggy ground on Easdon, south-west of North Bovey village, are all that remain. Tin was produced mainly during the 1870s.


National Monuments Record, 1979, SF1508, 812 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346563.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Linear openwork visible on aerial photograph with an arm extending to SX73208341.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 26 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1991, Tinworking at Heathercombe, Manaton (Un-published). SDV280255.

Lodeworkings at Easdon / Great Wheal Eleanor likely to have Medieval origins 1450-1600.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Remains of the openwork depicted on the modern mapping, as well as remains at SX7348 8341.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 210.
SDV215700Monograph: H. M. Stationary Office. 1929. Abandoned Mines. Abandoned Mines. Unknown.
SDV280255Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1991. Tinworking at Heathercombe, Manaton. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV304968Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SW23. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 6/5/1953.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 223.
SDV323594Monograph: Collins, J. H.. 1912. Observations on the West of England Mining Region. Observations on the West of England Mining Region. Unknown. 86.
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. 26.
SDV346563Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SF1508. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 812.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108831 ]
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 94, fig 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV8789Parent of: Openwork on north Easdon; part of Great Wheal Eleanor Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV26991Related to: Fossilised reave system between Bowden and Langdon, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV119983Related to: Mining remains in Easton Down Woods (Monument)
MDV66236Related to: STAMPING MILL in the Parish of North Bovey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2017 3:02PM