Diary Dates
10
Jun
11:00 - 15:00 Nun's Cross Mine
Venue: Dartmoor, near Nun's Cross
Nun's Cross Mine
Meet 1100 at the last car park on the right on the road to Whiteworks from Princetown, just before the road turns downhill. SX 604 707

This walk continues the series of walks that have followed the tin lodes up the Newleycombe Lake valley. This time we begin with a look at the shafts in the vicinity of Nun's Cross where some interesting additional information has recently come to light, and look for the shafts across Nun's Brook that Eric Hemery chronicles. Proceeding via the "T" girt we will examine the dressing floors at E. Nun's Cross mine and some other tin-related features lower down the Nun's Cross brook. The gradients are fairly gentle and the going good (for Dartmoor). Walk about 2.5 miles, so a nice short stroll this time. Bring packed lunch. The walk leader will be David Eeles. No need to "book" in advance, but check if weather v. bad.
29
Jun
10:00 - 16:00 Tidy Brimpts Day
Venue: Brimpts Farm
Please see Newsletter.
3
Jul
10:30 - 16:00 Challacombe Down Visit
Venue: SX 695 795
The terrain is mainly flat but there will be one steep uphill climb going up through the workings at Headland Warren and when visiting the stone row. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks and sun block. A circular walk of approximately 4 miles around Challacombe Down. This walk forms part of programme of events organised by Moor Than Meets The Eye leading up to the North Hall Dig in Widecombe, and will be advertised by MTMTE as well. The walk will include viewing the medieval village of Challacombe, walking through the farm to see the mouldstone and mortarstone, visiting the old tin mill by the West Webburn River, the buddles and wheelpit on the Redwater and then up to Vitifer Mine and East Birch Tor Mine. We will then walk back uphill through the workings at Headland Warren, as well as visiting the stone row, and then on to the mine workings at Headland Warren Farm and back to the farm entrance. If you plan to attend this walk please contact Barry or Tanya Welch
21
Jul
10:00 - 16:00 DTRG Stand at Widecombe Dig
Venue: Widecombe
There is to be another fortnight of excavation at North Hall, Widecombe 9 to 21 July 2018. This is an interesting site, with much information being produced. DTRG has been asked by MTMTE to have a stall at the open day.
28
Jul
10:00 - 13:00 West Beam Work Morning
Venue: Owlacombe
Much of the work in uncovering the burning house at West Beam has been completed and we now need to investigate protecting and conserving it. Unfortunately some of the furnace wall has collapsed. There is still some work to do clearing vegetation and it would be good to clear and consolidate around the wheelpit and balance box pit. We need to resolve the questions concerning the flue and its crossing point on the leat and to confirm the site of the stamps and how the system of buddles and settling pits worked.
11
Aug
10:00 - 16:00 Survey Day
Venue: See Newsletter
Please see Newsletters for full plan. The sites we hope to work are Norsworthy Tin Mill, Baggator Mine, North Roborough Mine and Bagtor and Crownley Park. We have started surveying Norsworthy Mill near Burrator, the clearance of which was covered in the last Newsletter. This has made the features much easier to locate. We are planning to record the entire site and to produce accurate records of the remaining mortar stones and other worked stones.
16
Aug
10:00 - 16:00 Survey Day
Venue: See Newsletter
Please see Newsletters for full plan. The sites we hope to work are Norsworthy Tin Mill, Baggator Mine, North Roborough Mine and Bagtor and Crownley Park. We have started surveying Norsworthy Mill near Burrator, the clearance of which was covered in the last Newsletter. This has made the features much easier to locate. We are planning to record the entire site and to produce accurate records of the remaining mortar stones and other worked stones.
25
Aug
10:00 - 16:00 Survey Day
Venue: See Newsletter
Please see Newsletters for full plan. The sites we hope to work are Norsworthy Tin Mill, Baggator Mine, North Roborough Mine and Bagtor and Crownley Park. We have started surveying Norsworthy Mill near Burrator, the clearance of which was covered in the last Newsletter. This has made the features much easier to locate. We are planning to record the entire site and to produce accurate records of the remaining mortar stones and other worked stones.
30
Aug
10:00 - 16:00 Brimpts Queries Day
Venue: Brimpts
Please see Newsletter.
6
Sep
10:00 - 16:00 Survey Day
Venue: See Newsletter
Please see Newsletters for full plan. The sites we hope to work are Norsworthy Tin Mill, Baggator Mine, North Roborough Mine and Bagtor and Crownley Park. We have started surveying Norsworthy Mill near Burrator, the clearance of which was covered in the last Newsletter. This has made the features much easier to locate. We are planning to record the entire site and to produce accurate records of the remaining mortar stones and other worked stones.
15
Sep
10:00 - 16:00 Survey Day
Venue: See Newsletter
Please see Newsletters for full plan. The sites we hope to work are Norsworthy Tin Mill, Baggator Mine, North Roborough Mine and Bagtor and Crownley Park. We have started surveying Norsworthy Mill near Burrator, the clearance of which was covered in the last Newsletter. This has made the features much easier to locate. We are planning to record the entire site and to produce accurate records of the remaining mortar stones and other worked stones.
20
Sep
10:00 - 16:00 Survey Day
Venue: See Newsletter
Please see Newsletters for full plan. The sites we hope to work are Norsworthy Tin Mill, Baggator Mine, North Roborough Mine and Bagtor and Crownley Park. We have started surveying Norsworthy Mill near Burrator, the clearance of which was covered in the last Newsletter. This has made the features much easier to locate. We are planning to record the entire site and to produce accurate records of the remaining mortar stones and other worked stones.
23
Sep
10:00 - 16:00 Wheal Dorothy Visit
Venue: SX 681 629
The walk is approximately 7.5 miles with some steep slopes and areas of moorland vegetation. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a packed lunch and something to drink. This is an all-day walk with several industrial archaeology sites to visit in addition to the usual tinworking remains. The walk starts at the site of a china clay processing works and follows the Zeal Tor Tramway to Petres Pits. We will then continue following the Zeal Tor Tramway with a few detours to tinworking sites, before dropping down to the Avon Valley and Wheal Dorothy and the Broad Falls Clashmill. Our return journey will follow the watershed of Western and Eastern White Barrow back to Shipley Bridge, visiting streamworks and small openworks on the way. On a clear sunny day, good panoramic views of prehistoric settlements and distant tinworks add interest to the beautiful moorland scenery. If you wish to attend please contact Stephen Holley