What a difference a few years make on the internet. When I first published the views of South Caradon website online map resources were sparse; but now hours can be idled away in virtual exploration. Therefore rather then just reproduced my original simplistic and dated .gif map of the mine I have brought together some maps now freely available on the internet. Enjoy exploring..Jm
From the National Library of Scotland
Ordnance Survey map of 1882
This is the best map easily available of the mine site. It shows the buildings all still standing, along with the tramways, leats, shafts, and ponds. To view the map visit the excellent NLS website.
An amazing resource for the industrial archaeologists. Matching the features shown on the view with the NLS map is a great way to interpret the site.
Google Steet View
This view is taken between Holman’s and Kitto’s shafts.
Cornwall Council Interactive Map
This is a multilayered resource that gives access to archaeological data of all the key remains on South Caradon mine. Visit the Council’s website and click on the icons to discover more.
Ordnance Survey on line map
OS map 2017
A freely available map showing all the main landscape features.
British Geological Survey
This sheet shows the geology of the Caradon Hill area. Some of the important lodes and cross-courses are also shown. The map is available on the BGS website.
- Click here for sheet 337>
- Click here for an index of Cornwall and Devon BGS Maps>
- BGS geology viewer>
From the ‘View of South Caradon’ website
Here is the original gif image from my original website. A simple map, but one that does explain the layout of the mine.
Other South Caradon Maps on this blog
These maps show areas of the mine in more detail. It is a growing list, so please re-visit
- Sump Shaft area>
- Jope’s Shaft area>
- Holman’s Shaft area>
- Kitto’s Shaft area>
- The Dressing floor operation>
- The Dressing floor area>
South Caradon Mine is included on this map of the Liskeard Mining district. The full map is available in the Kindle Publication ‘The Liskeard Mining District in 1863’.