Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913 – An Index of Posts

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Now that the last of the Richardon Darmoor Mines have been listed it is time to bring them together with a list of posts.

The Book

Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913 was  written by  P.H. G. Richardson, and  published in 1992 by the North Mine Research Society.

This is a book of two parts; the first of descriptions, the second of lists.

The first part of the book contains history and descriptions of a selection of mines, descriptions that are accompanied by fascinating sketch maps of the sites. These are mines that Richardson has visited and his sketch maps are invaluable to interpret the site remains.

After these descriptions, Richardson lists a large number of other mines and sites that have been examined or trialled after 1913. These two lists are a valuable resource for anyone researching mining on Dartmoor.

The Mines on a Map

My Visual Bibliography Map of Dartmoor Mines shows the location of all the Dartmoor Mines listed by Richardson.

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Index of  Posts

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Richardson’s Dartmoor Mines – V to Y

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With  this post the last of the Dartmoor Mines listed in Richardson in his book on Dartmoor and Tamar Valley mines comes to its end. This is a list that contains some fascinating sites not listed by other authors. 

V

  • Virtuous Lady page 139 SX473698 NLS examined after 1913

W

  • Walkham and Poldice page 139 SX490708 NLS examined after 1913
  • Wapsworthy Zircon prospect page 14 SX545796 NLS


  • Week  page 139 SX457806 NLS examined after 1913
  • Wheal Sydney page 139 SX551593 NLS examined after 1913
  • Whitstone Ochre page 138 SX464818  NLS 1942
  • Wray page 67 SX771848 NLS 1938of

Y

  • Yeoland Consols page 139 SX518663 NLS  examined after 1913

Richardson’s Dartmoor Mines – R to S

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The Dartmoor Minining visual Bibliography map is now crammed packed with markers, the index pages are slowly catching up. Here is another list of mines from the excellent Dartmoor and Tamar Valley book. This time is the Dartmoor mines listed by Richardson R to S.

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NLS and LIDAR

The links in the list below lead across to the National Library of Scotland maps side by side page. In addition to showing modern satellite images alongside the historic OS maps, this page now also allows the selection of LIDAR imagery. LIDAR is  light detection and ranging mapping using a scanning laser. The LIDAR images are really  useful for locating evidence of mine shafts, tips and openworks.

The Mines

R

Ramsley page 139 SX650930 NLS  examined after 1913

Robrough Down Wolfram page 137 SX562648 NLS 1952

S

Shaptor page 69 SX806809 NLS 1911

Shaugh Iron Mine page 137 SX532632 NLS 1943

Shuttamoor page 68 SX825827 NLS 1911

Smallacombe page 61 SX777766 NLS

Sortridge Console page 137 SX510708 NLS 1924

Sourton Tors page 139 SX537892 NLS  examined after 1913

South Yeoland page 139 SX511659 NLS examined after 1913

Stormsdown page 138 SX767731 NLS 1930

Sycamore page 69 SX825828 NLS

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Richardson’s Dartmoor Mines-H to K

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Richardson H to K

This list of mines in Richardson’s book includes the best preserved Dartmoor mine site. Kelly Mine is a hidden gem of industrial archaeology, a preserved shiny ore dressing floor where on open days machinery can be seen operating.

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Water wheel at Kelly Mine

“I have written the notes which follow for those, both visitors and residents, who have some awareness of our West Country mining heritage and would perhaps like to know a little more of the history and significance of the various mining relics they may see; in addition I hope to provide something to interest the more specialist reader”

Richardson page 6

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The Mines

H

Hawkmoor page 69 SX799818  NLS 1902

Haytor Iron page 133 SX773771 NLS 1921

Hemerdon page 134 SX572587 NLS 1944

Hemerdon Consols page 138 SX565579 NLS examined after 1913
Hensroosts page 27 SX655708 NLS  1919

Holditch page 134 SX509801 NLS

Huckworthy Bridge page 138 SX532707 NLS examined after 1913

I

Ivybridge Consols page 139 SX648550 NLS examined after 1913

J

Wheal Jewell page 47 SX526813 NLS 1918

K

Kelly page 74 SX795818 NLS 1944

Kit Tin page 89 SX563674 NLS  1919

Kingswood page 134 SX713665 NLS 1949

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Richardson’s Dartmoor Mines – E to G

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Amongst the mines in this post is Great Rock, the mine that where my  Grandfather worked all his working life. More on that mine in a later post. 

The Ordnance Survey have changed their online map site, a change that currently removes the ability to display linked pins. This is frustrating, and I apologise that the links given on previous posts are not as useful as they could be. So for the time being these index page will only give links to The National Library of Scotland excellent side by side maps.

The book covers an area approximately bounded by Okehampton, Chudleigh, Ivybridge  and Callington. It includes the mines in the area worked from 1914.

These posts includes the mines in the book  not located with the Tamar Valley, and in doing so casts the net a bit wider in some places then the previous publications.

The Mines

E

East Chillaton page 130 NLS

East Vitifer page 138 SX708823 1915 NLS

East Wheal Roberts page 139 SX518707 NLS examined after 1913

Emily page 138 SX650930 NLS examined after 1913

Wheal Exmouth page 138 SX838830  NLS examined after 1913

F

Ford page 131 SX643935 NLS page 196

Frank Mills page 138 SX836820 NLS examined after 1913

Wheal Freindship page 36 NLS SX506794 1925

Furzhill Wood page 138 SX516692 NLS examined after 1913

G

Wheal George or East Wheal George page 138 SX529704 NLS examined after 1913

Golden Dagger page 18 SX685799 NLS  1941

Gooseford page 132 SX672925 NLS  1925

Great Rock page 70 SX818816 NLS 1969

Great Week page 139 SX713875 NLS examined after 1913

Great West Sortridge Consols page 139 NLS  SX496707 examined after 1913

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Mines of Dartmor and the Tamar Valley- An index of Dartmoor Mines: A to D

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Helen Harris’s book has been put back on my bookshelf, and the next one pulled out. A book that contains some fascinating sites to visit.

The Book

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The book from which these mine names and grid references extracted is ‘Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913” by  P.H. G. Richardson. It was published in 1992 by the North Mine Research Society.

The amazing photographs on the front and back covers of Richardson’s promises a spectacular book, and its contents do not disappoint. The first part of the book contains history and descriptions of a selection of mines, descriptions that are accompanied by fascinating sketch maps of the sites. After these descriptions Richardson lists a large number of other mines and sites that have been examined or trialled after 1913. These two lists are a valuable resource for anyone researching mining on Dartmoor.

The Mines

The dates given in this list are the latest that Richardson gives for each mine operating.

A

Anderton page 138  SX485723 NLS examined after 1913

Ashburton Umber page 128 SX762704 NLS 1944

Atlas page 61 SX778762 NLS

B

Baggator page 129 SX550810 NLS 1925

Battishill Down page 138 SX521863 NLS examined after 1913

Wheal Betsy page 50 SX510814 NLS 1918

Birch Tor and Vitifer page 129 SX680810 NLS 1930

Bottle Hill page 138 SX563587 NLS examined after 1913

Bowden Common page 129 NLS SX464819

Bowden Hill page 69 SX819809 NLS

Bridford Barytes page 80 SX829864 NLS 1958

Brookwood page 130 SX718675 NLS 1970s

Bulkamore page 85 SX749631 NLS 1938

Burley Wood page 138 SX495875 NLS examined after 1913

D

Devon and Courtenay page 138 SX472717 NLS examined after 1913

Devon United page 53 SX522794 NLS 1922


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Helen Harris’s Dartmoor Mines- An index of posts

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That’s the last of the mines listed by Helen Harris in her Dartmoor book, and so it’s time to bring it all together in an index page.

The Map

The mines found in The Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor have brought many mines onto the bibliography map. Helen Harris’s use of parishes as her means of defining the Dartmoor boundary means that some of these are further out from the granite then the other publications.

Blue icons mark the mines named in her book. To easily see all these icons on the map, deselect all the publications apart from “Industrial History of Dartmoor” in the item menu.

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The Book

The Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor was first published in 1968 by David and Charles, but the edition that these posts are based on came out in 1973.

Helen Harris’s book was an important advance in the subject of industrial archaeology. Its format, content and accessible style brought the amazing richness of Dartmoor’s industrial history to a wide audience.

The Posts 

The majority of these grid references are extracted from the gazetteer section of the book, a section divided into parishes. Within these posts I have added the parish names to each mine listing. Clicking on the grid references will show the mine’s location on the Ordnance Survey on-line map, and clicking on “NLS” will take you to the National Library of Scotland historic 6″ map of the mine’s location.

A-C

D-F

H-I

J-N

O-R

S-Y


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Helen Harris’s Dartmoor Mines- S to Y

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Here is the last of the mine grid references extracted from the Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor.

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“The number of mines known to have existed on Dartmoor and its immediate boundary since the end of the eighteenth century is between 100 and 120, the figure depending on whether a number of small prospects carried out mainly as trials are included , and upon where the boundary is drawn.”
Harris page 38

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S

Shaugh Iron Mine page218 SX533631 NLS Plympton

Wheal Sidney page 55 SX550594 NLS Plympton

Sigford Consols page 201 SX774751 NLS Ilsington

Silverbrook page201 SX789759  NLS Ilsington

Sortridge Consols page 199 SX510707  NLS Horrabridge

South Freindship page 208 SX509783  NLS Mary Tavy

South Roborough Down page 191 SX515672 NLS Buckland Monachorum

Smallacombe page 200 SX777766 NLS Ilsington

Smith’s Wood page201 SX773748  NLS Ilsington

V

Virtuous Lady page 60 SX474698  NLS Buckland Monachorum

W

Walkhampton Consols page224 SX522698 NLS Walkhampton

Watern Hill page192 SX675812 NLS Chagford

West Friendship page 187 SX484800  NLS Brentor

West Sortridge page 226 SX494706 NLS  Whitchurch

West Vitifer page 191 SX679828 NLS Chagford

White Works page 203 SX612710 NLS  Lydford (Princetown)

Y

Yeoland Consols page 55 SX514663 NLS Buckland Monachorum

Yennadon Down page 209 SX544682 NLS Meavy


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Helen Harris’s Dartmoor Mines- O to R

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Just a small handful of mines in this post, four letter of the alphabet and five mines.

The visual bibliography map is running way ahead of these index pages, it’s multi-colour icons filling the uplands and borders of Dartmoor.

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“Yet the discovery, perhaps unexpected, of remains of man’s past labours in a remote spot, adds an historical dimension to a day’s exporing and can, with a little imagination, extend understanding of the lives led by a sturdy and distinctive element in Britain’s past.”

 Harris page 23

The Mines

O

Owlcombe and Stornsdown page 185 SX770733  NLS Ashburton  

P

Poldice page 191 SX491707 NLS Buckland Monachorum

Q

Queen of the Dart page185 SX734688 NLS  Ashburton

R

Ramsey Page 62 SX650930 NLS Belstone 

Rattlebrook page 203 SX560857 NLS Lydford (North-west)


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Helen Harris’s Dartmoor Mines- J to N

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Map of Helen Harris's Dartmoor Mines

This visual biography map is now becoming covered with the blue symbols that mark the location of the mines described in Helen Harris’s book on the Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. 

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“What is now left of these Dartmoor Mines? At the surface of the site of an old mine is nearly always marked by undulations, often considerable, due to collapsed underground or surface workings and to spoil heaps, though often these have become partly obliterated by vegetation.”

Harris Page 41

​J

Wheal Jewell page208 SX525813  NLS Mary Tavy

K

Kings Oven page192 SX675812 NLS Chagford

Kings Wood page 69 SX711666 NLS Buckfastleigh

Kit page220 SX563675 NLS Plympton

Kitts or Skirts page212 SX516846 NLS Peter Tavy

L

Wheal Lopes page 186 SX517634 NLS  Bickleigh

M

Mary Hutchins and Hemerdon Consols page 55 SX562580 NLS Plympton


Meldon
 page 211 SX561912 NLS Okehampton

N

North Betsy page208 SX512823 NLS Mary Tavy

North Roborough Down page 191 SX513684 NLS Buckland Monachorum

Nun’s Cross page203 SX602699  NLS Lydford (Princetown)

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