Diary Dates
16
Aug
10:00am - 4:00pm 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
10:00am - 4:00pm 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
10:00am - 4:00pm Brimpts Queries Day
Venue: Brimpts
Please see Newsletter.
6
Sep
10:00am - 4:00pm 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
10:00am - 4:00pm 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
10:00am - 4:00pm 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
10:00am - 4:00pm 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
3
Nov
1:30pm - 2:30pm DTRG Autumn Social Walk
Venue: Brookwood Mine
Meet at car park by the dressing floor spoil heaps (SX 719 676).
Directions: From the A38 take the Buckfast road, passing the entrance to Buckfast Abbey. Continue uphill to the crossroads at the summit. Take the Holne Road. Follow this for ¾ mile and take the third left-hand lane. After crossing the Mardle and some cottages on the right, the lane ascends. The entrance to Brookwood Manor and the mine is on the right (unmarked). Pass through the pillared entrance and follow drive to the mine dumps and car park on the left.
This visit is a deviation from the norm, as the mine was a prominent copper producer. However, it is an interesting mine that produced a total 34,000 tons of copper ore. Being a large mine there are a lot of visible remains, including wheelpits wheelhouses, an engine house and other mining features. Dr Phil Newman, who will lead the walk, surveyed the area a few years ago and has an excellent knowledge of the site.
Bookings for the walk contact Stephen Holley - see newsletter for full details.
5:30pm - 9:00pm DTRG Autumn Social Evening
Venue: Dartmoor Lodge Motel
Following the walk, we will retire to the Dartmoor Lodge Motel on the Buckfast to Ashburton Road (SX 749 693) for a carvery followed by presentations. The carvery has a selection of meats (chose on the night) and a nut roast option. It costs £10.95 and will be served from 6:00pm. Booking and payment in advance. We need to have numbers by Saturday 27 October (minimum booking 35 persons). If we don’t have enough people booked by then, the meal will be changed to a set buffet at £12.95, in which case we will require an additional £2 per person on the night.
Bookings for the walk and/or evening social to Stephen Holley, 32 Yeo Park, Yealmpton, Devon PL8 2LP. Emailbuddy32ypSend emailor telephone 01752 880029. Please make cheques payable to the Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group. The titles of the presentations have yet to be agreed.
5
Nov
10:00am - 4:00pm Bal Mine Tidy
Venue: SX 56824 69367
Having worked hard to produce a very detailed survey of Bal Mine, we are keen to help South West Lakes Trust keep the whole site tidy and free from vegetation
13
Nov
10:00am - 4:00pm Bal Mine Tidy
Venue: SX 56824 69367
Having worked hard to produce a very detailed survey of Bal Mine, we are keen to help South West Lakes Trust keep the whole site tidy and free from vegetation
9
Dec
10:30am - 4:00pm The Mines of Kelly Bray
Venue: SX 36026 71471
redmoor1920.jpgThis walk, of around 5km of lowland walking, will be led by Brett Grist and Dr James Blight, both geologists working in Callington on new exploration of the Redmoor mine area.
The walk will start from the Beeching Park industrial estate (parking available for 8 cars, with additional on-street parking nearby). The estate is the site of the former Kelly Bray railway station. Initially we will walk to the sites of Holmbush and Flopjack Mines, passing the now renamed Railway Inn, which the miners would have frequented. We will then walk back through Kelly Bray to the site of the Redmoor mine, before following a public footpath and then crossing a stream to access Blogsters mine.
Terrain will be a mixture of roads and footpaths in countryside. Wellington boots with a good grip are recommended as a stream needs to be crossed (this is optional).
Any questions please contact: Brett Grist brettgristATdsl.pipex.com
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