Bal Mine

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