Bal Mine Project

River bank
The beautiful setting, above the confluence of Burrator Reservoir and the Newleycombe Lake

The Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group (DTRG) were asked to survey an area south-east of Norsworthy Bridge at the eastern end of Burrator Reservoir by Southwest Lakes Trust (SWLT).  The area is close to the car-park and includes a wheelpit, launder embankment, leat, stream work and many other features.

open work
Surveying an area to the south-east, that includes a number of trial pits, or even a shaft
east area
Surveying an area to the eastern end, where there's a leat and workings
west area
Surveying an area to the west, that includes a wheelpit, launder embankment, and stamps area
wheel pit
Surveying an area to the north-west, that includes the tailrace of the wheelpit and workings
plane table survey
Plane Table
lunch break
Crib time for the survey team