Holne Chase Tin Mine, Holne, Devon

Author(s): Phil Newman

A 1:1000 survey of Holne Chase Tin Mine was carried out by the English Heritage Archaeological Survey and Investigation team in January 2006. The survey has revealed that this small undeveloped and poorly-documented mine has important field remains, highly representative of a certain category of tin mine known to have been common in the 19th century. The earthwork and structural remains include extractive evidence as well as extensive well-preserved dressing floors and a remarkable tramway and incline extending for 950m between the two. The remains also indicate that the mine was scarcely worked to any depth, produced little ore, and was probably worked for a short period of only three or four years, though earlier phases are likely.

Report Number:
Research Department Reports
Tin Mine


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