Tag: mine

  • Crane Lake

    Crane Lake

    It was a larger than expected group. A perfect day but chilly to start. After briefly outlining the purpose of my walk we set off to Nun’s Cross Farm, here we admired the old stone cross (sited on a boundary and reave). Paul had a photo showing the inscriptions, only visible when the sun is…

  • East Nun Walk

    East Nun Walk

    Leader: David Eeles Sadly a lovely day for walking and a relatively short planned route only tempted out 7 of us, but there was no lack of expertise as four committee members were joined by Tom and Lis Greeves and Dartmoor Ranger Paul Glanville. We set out from the quarry car park on the Whiteworks…

  • The Condition Of Mines In Great Britain

    Minutes Of Evidence Taken Before The Commission Appointed To Inquire Into The Condition Of Mines In Great Britain Ashburton Thursday 28th May 1863 Mr William Hosking Examined QUESTION: ANSWER: Of what mine have you charge? West Beam. How many men are employed there? About 160 are employed underground and on the surface. About how many…

  • Tinners on Dartmoor

    Above are photos show examples of: various tinners’ remains, including “streamworks”, “openworks”, “lodeback workings”. Associated with streamworks are buildings called “tinners’ huts” (also called “lodges”). To crush the ore “stamps” were used. The stamps smashed the tin ore on “mortar” stones, creating a fine ore powder. This was processed, in “buddles”, to separate off the…

  • Haytor and Bagtor Walk

    Haytor and Bagtor Walk

    Leaders S. Holley and D. Eeles (helped by P. Watson) These mines are among the most interesting on the moor, featuring as they do the largest dam, longest tramway and largest waterwheel on the moor as well as puzzling features which, unusually, we were able to go some way to demystifying. After parking cars at…

  • Caroline Wheal Prosper

    Leader: S. Holley In ideal weather, warm air from the south, a dozen DTRG members gathered at the meeting place on time and having perused Stephen’s informative notes (illustrated with Phil Newman’s survey drawings) we set off down a tree-lined track to the Dean Burn. We crossed it via a clapper bridge consisting of two…