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HER Number:MDV8789
Name:Openwork on north Easdon; part of Great Wheal Eleanor Tin Mine


Long linear openwork to the south of the mine, running south-west.


Grid Reference:SX 731 832
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/57

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1879 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Openwork visible on the aerial photographs of Easdon Down.

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

Openwork of Great Wheal Eleanor may have provided ore for tin blowing mill documented in early 16th century at Blackaller.

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

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

Earthwork is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV280255Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1991. Tinworking at Heathercombe, Manaton. A4 Comb Bound.
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.
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 26.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108881 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8752Part of: Great Wheal Eleanor tin mine, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV27000Related to: Fossilised field system in woods south-west of Bowda, North Bovey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 9 2017 11:12AM