Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Devonshire's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Metalliferous Mines

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by Joseph S. Martin, H.M. Inspector for the South Western District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, in Devonshire, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Agent
Workers
Minerals Worked
U/G
Sur.
Atlas
Ilsington, Newton Abbot
The Atlas Tin Mining Co. Ltd., Ilsington, Newton Abbot
Wm. Grose


Tin Ore. Not worked. In liquidation
Beer
Beer Seaton
The Beer Freestone and Lime Co. Ltd., Seaton (Alfred Wiseman Oakley, Managing Director)
A.W. Oakley
7

Freestone
Bertha Consols
Buckland, Horrabridge
Bertha Consols Ltd., Yelverton

36
34
Tin and Copper Ores
Birch Tor
North Bovey, Newton Abbot
Moses Bawden, Tavistock
Moses Bawden

1
Tin Ore. Only surface work occasionally
Crebor, Wheal
Tavistock
Wheal Crebor Co., Tavistock (Moses Bawden, Tavistock)
P.D. Holman
18
18
Copper and Tin Ores and Arsenic
Decoy and Horsemills
Kingsteignton
Devon and Courtenay Clay Co., Kingsteighton. (H.G.C. Bishop, Secretary)
J.H. Key (Newton Abbot)
43
20
Potter's Clay
Devon Great Consols
Tavistock
Devon Great Consols Co. Ltd., Tavistock. (Geo. Hadlee, Secretary, 8, Finsbury Circus, London, E.C.) Moses Bawden, Purser
William Clems
140
247
Arsenic and Copper Ore
Etsom and Others
Kingsteignton
Watts, Blake, Bearne, and Co., Newton Abbot

45
20
Potter's Clay
Friendship, Wheal and Lanyon's Shaft
Mary Tavy, Tavistock
Devon Arsenic Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (J.L. Pearce, Tavistock)
W. Gill
20
53
Arsenical Pyrites
Gawton
Gawton Quay, Tavistock
Devon Gawton Mining Co. Ltd., Beer Alston, R.S.O., Devon. (Moses Bawden)
George Rowe
84
119
Copper Ore and Arsenic
Golden Dagger
Parish of Manaton, Dartmoor
Moses Bawden (Purser), Tavistock
Moses Bawden
6
2
Tin Ore
Great Closes
Teignbridge, Kingsteignton
W.H. Whiteway-Wilkinson and Co., Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot

12
2
Potter's Clay
Great Rock
Hennock
Otto Schmidt and Co. (c/o W.H. Hosking, Newton Abbot), 143, Queen Victoria Street, London
W.H. Hosking
4
0
Iron Ore (shining ore)
Hawkmoor Shining Ore
Bovey Tracey
Otto Schmidt and Co. (c/o W.H. Hosking, Newton Abbot), 143, Queen Victoria Street, London
W.H. Hosking
0
1
Iron Ore (shining ore)
Hexworthy
Hexworthy, Prince Town
The Hexworthy Tin Mining Co., Hexworthy, Princetown
John Webb
12
5
Tin Ore
New Cross
Kingsteignton
Hexter, Humpherson and Co., Newton Abbot

3
2
Potter's Clay
North Devon Clay
near Torrington
North Devon Clay Co. Ltd., Torrington

12
7

Plumley
Bovey Tracey
P.J. Dick, Greenhead Works, Glasgow
A. Livingstone
2
4
Shining ore
Shaptor Shining Ore
Bovey Tracey
G.M. Slatter, Hockmoor, Bovey Tracey

7
5
Iron Ore (shining ore)
Storms Down
Ashburton
Storms Down Mining Co. Ltd., 104, West George St., Glasgow
H.A. Morris
9
10
Arsenic and Tin
Teign Valley
Great Week, Chagford, Newton Abbot
William Ellis, Great Week Mine, Chagford, Newton Abbot and 27, King Street, Cheapside, London, E.C.

6
4
Tin
Teign Valley
Bridford, Exeter
Teign Valley Mining Co., 15, Bedford Circus, Exeter (M.J. Durnsford, Secretary)
M. Durnsford

3
Barytes
Whitstone
Brentor
Whitstone Mining Co., Brentor, (c/o T.C. Read, Messrs. Pethybridge, Reed, and Co., Launceston)
Thos. C. Reed

1
Ochre. Only occasional work done; awaiting better times
Total
466
558

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