Teague’s Shaft

Steve Grigg (2023) writes: “Owlacombe Beams, Wheal Beam, West Beam Mine and Brothers Mine are all located a few miles to the north east of Ashburton on private land adjacent to the road between Owlacombe Farm and Owlacombe Bridge. The Dartmoor Tin Mining Research Group (DTRG) held an ‘Ashburton Parish’ event in late April 2023 which included a visit to these mines and tinner’s workings. The author was fortunate enough to attend these events and is grateful to Stephen Holley (DTRG Chairman), who led a walk to these sites and who provided a fabulous insight into their history and their operation. As well as DTRG information provided on the walk, further information on the tinners’ workings and mines used in this post has been gleaned from the Hamilton Jenkin, Mines of Devon publication and from the Heritage Gateway.

Should you wish to visit, please obtain the permission of the landowner.

Reference:

Sampson’s Shaft

Steve Grigg (2023) writes: “Owlacombe Beams, Wheal Beam, West Beam Mine and Brothers Mine are all located a few miles to the north east of Ashburton on private land adjacent to the road between Owlacombe Farm and Owlacombe Bridge. The Dartmoor Tin Mining Research Group (DTRG) held an ‘Ashburton Parish’ event in late April 2023 which included a visit to these mines and tinner’s workings. The author was fortunate enough to attend these events and is grateful to Stephen Holley (DTRG Chairman), who led a walk to these sites and who provided a fabulous insight into their history and their operation. As well as DTRG information provided on the walk, further information on the tinners’ workings and mines used in this post has been gleaned from the Hamilton Jenkin, Mines of Devon publication and from the Heritage Gateway.

Should you wish to visit, please obtain the permission of the landowner.

Reference:

Sigford Trough

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Patricia Davies for supplying the NGR and details for this item.