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HER Number:MDV92607
Name:Engine House at Druid Mine, Ashburton


Remains of 19th century engine house.


Grid Reference:SX 744 715
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENGINE HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Google, 2012, Google Streetview (Website). SDV348799.

Remains of engine house visible from road.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Engine House and Chimney at Druid Copper Mine. Ruined engine house and chimney. Probably mid C19. Stone rubble; chimney has a red-brick top. Engine-house roof removed. Engine-house consists of a single chamber, roughly square in plan. About 8.5m to E is the circular chimney. The mineshaft lies immediately W of the engine-house and to the N of this is a series of below-ground chambers. The engine-house is a tall building, probably 2-storeyed and with an underground chamber originally. Most of the walls survive, although some masonry has collapsed at the top. The E side has a tall round-arched doorway and there are similar, smaller openings on the S and W sides. The S side seems to have been decorated with pilaster-strips. On the N side is a tall narrow opening, presumably for a piece of machinery. The chimney is almost complete. At the top of the stone shaft is a cornice composed of projecting brick courses, and above that a short brick shaft with round-arched panels on its sides. The owner says the mine ceased working in 1888.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348799Website: Google. 2012. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website. [Mapped feature: #109579 ]
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8015Part of: Druid Mine, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 12:44PM