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HER Number:MDV9484
Name:Teign Valley Barytes Mine, Bridford


Mine. B34. Bridford barytes. Barytes and lead. Now being worked by laporte minerals ltd (ramsden).


Grid Reference:SX 830 864
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1959 AD (Between))

Full description

BEER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217601.

Bridford mine produced barytes, with continuous production from 1875, to 1958, when it was closed (beer).

SCHMITZ, 1977, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV296029.

Vis=estimated -/-/1965 (harris) there are considerable remains of the bridford barytes mine, consisting of the partly demolished buildings and workings covering about nine acres. Probably started for lead at an unknown date, barytes ore was mined here in 1855, until the late 1950's. Working was opencast and by shafts. Schmitz gives an account of the history of the mine up to the present day. All that now remains are the shells of some corrugated iron buildings, waste tips, and settling ponds. Suggestions that it might be reopened have come to nothing (schmitz, 1977).

SCHMITZ, 1974, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296031.

Schmitz also traces the early development and evolution of the barytes industry through bridford mine. Mine worked in 1847 as wheal ann (schmitz, 1974).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296032.

Visible and recorded. There are outlying parts of the mine at sx82268669 and sx82488658 (rchm app 1985).

1906, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296033.

'teign valley barytes mine' shown on os 6" (1906) map.

1963, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296034.

Mine workings shown but not marked on os 6" (1963) map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296035.

Ramsden, j. V. /tda/84(1952)90 fig.1/notes on the mines of devonshire.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296036.

Des=ramsden, j. V. /teign valley mines ms.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296037.

Collins, j. H. /observations on the west of england mining region/(1912)423.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296038.

Spargo, t. /mines of devon and cornwall/(1868)167.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296039.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296040.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of exmoor/(1968)188.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296041.

Schmitz, c. J. /tda/109(1977)117-133/the development and decline of the devon barytes industry, 1875-1958.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296042.

Beer, k. E. /tda/110(1978)77/mineralisation in the teign valley.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296043.

Scmitz, c. J. /tda/106(1974)59-76/the early growth of the devon barytes industry, 1835-1875.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296044.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296045.

Anon/mining journal/(1847)316,404.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV296046.

Aph=raf cpe uk 1995/1336(13/4/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296047.

Des=os 6"(1906)91nw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296048.

Des=os 6"(1963).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV296049.

Aph=dap/ps 3-10/(21/2/1990).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296050.

Richardson, p. H. G. /british mining/44/(1992)80-84/mines of dartmoor and the tamar valley after 1913/in smr.

Ramsden, J. V., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38544.

Mine. B34. Bridford barytes. Barytes and lead. Now being worked by laporte minerals ltd (ramsden).

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

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Teign Valley Barytes Mine' depicted on the early 20th century historic map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217601Migrated Record: BEER.
SDV296029Report - Survey: SCHMITZ, 1977.
SDV296031Migrated Record: SCHMITZ, 1974.
SDV296032Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV296033Migrated Record: 1906.
SDV296034Migrated Record: 1963.
SDV296035Migrated Record:
SDV296036Migrated Record:
SDV296037Migrated Record:
SDV296038Migrated Record:
SDV296039Migrated Record:
SDV296040Migrated Record:
SDV296041Migrated Record:
SDV296042Migrated Record:
SDV296043Migrated Record:
SDV296044Migrated Record:
SDV296045Migrated Record:
SDV296046Aerial Photograph:
SDV296047Migrated Record:
SDV296048Migrated Record:
SDV296049Aerial Photograph:
SDV296050Migrated Record:
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109776 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV38544Migrated Record: Ramsden, J. V..

Associated Monuments

MDV39732Related to: Quarry north-east of South Wood, Bridford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2017 4:25PM