Further Reading

Barton, DB. 1961: 'A History of Copper Mining in Cornwall & Devon', Truro Bookshop, Truro

Booker, Frank 1967, 1972: 'The Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley', David & Charles, Newton Abbot

Brooke, J. 2001: 'The Kalmeter Journal: The journal of a visit to Cornwall, Devon and Somerset in 1724-25 by Henric Kalmeter'. Twelveheads Press, Truro.

Greeves, TAP. 1986: 'Tin Mines and Miners of Dartmoor: A Photographic Record'. Devon Books, Exeter.

Hamilton-Jenkin, AK. 1974, 2004: 'Mines of Devon', David & Charles, Newton Abbot

Hamilton-Jenkin, AK. 1969: 'Mines and Miners of Cornwall: Calstock, Callington and Launceston'. Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, Truro.

Harris, Helen 1968, 1972, 2000: 'The Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor', David & Charles, Newton Abbot

Hamilton-Leggett, P. 1992: 'The Dartmoor Bibliography'. Devon Books, Tiverton.

Herring, P. & Thomas, N. 1990: 'The Archaeology of Kit Hill'. Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Truro.

Paige, RT. 1978: 'The Tamar Valley At Work', Dartington Amenity Research Trust, Totnes

Paige, RT. 1982: 'The Upper Tamar Valley A Century Ago', Dartington Amenity Research Trust, Totnes

Paige, RT. 1984: 'The Tamar Valley and its People: The Years of Change, 1840-1940', Dartington Amenity Research Trust, Totnes

Richardson, PHG 1992: 'Mines of Dartmoor & the Tamar Valley After 1913', Northern Mine Research Society Monograph No.44.

Stanier, P. 1998: 'Mines of Cornwall and Devon'. Twelveheads Press, Truro.

Vancouver, C. 1808, reprinted 1969: 'General View of the Agriculture of the County of Devon'. David & Charles Reprints, Newton Abbot. (especially Pp. 371-383 which deals with iron rail roads and canals).

Various authors, 2001: 'About Tavistock'. Tavistock & District Local History Society.

Detailed Mining & Mineralogy

Barton, DB. 1969: 'The Cornish Beam Engine'. D. Bradford Barton Ltd., Truro.

Collins, JH. 1912, 1988: 'Observations on the West of England Mining Region'.

Dines, HG. & Phemister, J. 1956; rewritten by Beer, KE. 1988: 'Metalliferous Mining Region of Southwest England', Vols 1 & 2, HMSO

Gerrard, Sandy 2000: 'The Early British Tin Industry', Tempus, Stroud

Nance, WM & RD 1996: 'A Survey of Engine Houses on the Mines of South Devon'. In Mining History, Vol. 13, No. 2., Pp. 109-122. Peak District Mines Historical Society, Matlock Bath.

Newman, P. 1998: 'The Dartmoor Tin Industry: A Field Guide'. Chercombe Press, Newton Abbot.

Perkins, JW. 1972: 'Geology Explained: Dartmoor & the Tamar Valley', David & Charles, Newton Abbot


Barton, DB. 1964, 1971: 'The Mines & Mineral Railways of East Cornwall & West Devon', D Bradford Barton Ltd, Truro

Curr, J. 1797, Ed. C. Lee & reprinted 1970: 'The Coal Viewer and Engine Builder's Practical Companion'. Frank Cass, London. (Important early description of plateways, with illustrations).

Edwards, CE. 2004: 'Developing the Vocabulary of Metallurgy'. Unpublished Part II Project, Department of Materials, University of Oxford. (Scientific analysis of early cast and wrought iron rails, includes Morwellham plate rails).

Gaskell Brown, C. 1982: 'The Archaeology of New Quay, Devon'. In Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Vol. 114, Pp. 133-168. Devonshire Association, Exeter

Hadfield, Charles 1967: 'The Canals of South West England', David & Charles, Newton Abbot, Pp 127-135.

Hedges, C. 1975: 'The Tavistock Canal', Dartington Amenity Research Trust, Totnes

Hughes, S. 1990: 'The Archaeology of an Early Railway System: The Brecon Forest Tramroads'. The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales, Aberystwyth.

Lewis, MJT. 1970: 'Early Wooden Railways'. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London.

Rattenbury, G. & Lewis, MJT. 2004: 'Merthyr Tydfil Tramroads and their Locomotives'. Railway & Canal Historical Society, Oxford.

Roberts, PK. 1981: 'Boat Levels Associated with Mining: II Metal Mining'. In Industrial Archaeology Review, Vol. V, No. 3., Pp. 203-216. Association For Industrial Archaeology, Oxford.

Stanbrook, E. 2002: 'Dartmoor's War Prison & Church, 1805-1817'. Quay Publications (Brixham), Tavistock. (Very important detailed watercolours of 1806, showing plateways & their wagons in use on prison construction).

Van Laun, J. 2001: 'Early Limestone Railways'. The Newcomen Society, London.

Von Oeynhausen, C. & Von Dechen, H. 1829 (Trans E A Forward) 1971: 'Railways in England, 1826 & 1827', Newcomen Society Extra Publication No.7, Pp 70-73.

Specialist subject works

Anonymous, 1870s, reprinted 1986: 'Illustrated Catalogue: Williams Perran Foundry Ltd, Cornwall'. Trevithick Society Reprint Series, No. 1. Redruth. (important illustrated catalogue of 19th century mining machinery and spare parts. The Society have reprinted the Harveys of Hayle catalogue too, which is very similar. Tavistock's foundries do not appear to have printed such material, but their products were very similar).

Balck, F. 1999: 'Wasserkraftmaschinen fur den Bergbau im Harz'. Technical University, Clausthal, Germany (a very useful and lavishly illustrated discussion of water power in the Harz mines from the 16th to the 20th centuries).

Burt, R. 1978: 'John Taylor', Exeter University Press, Exeter

Claughton, P. 1994: 'Silver-Lead: Technological Choice in the Devon Mines'. In 'Mining Before Powder': PDMHS Bulletin Vol. 12, No. 3., Pp. 54-59. Peak District Mines Historical Society, Matlock Bath.

Claughton, P. 1996: 'The Lumburn Leat - Evidence for new pumping technology at Bere Ferrers in the 15th century'. In Mining History, Vol. 13, No. 2., Pp. 35-40. Peak District Mines Historical Society, Matlock Bath.

Douglas, G. & Oglethorpe, M. 1993: 'Brick, Tile and Fireclay Industries in Scotland'. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Hisorical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Ferguson, J. & Thurlow, C. 2005: 'Cornish Brick Making and Brick Buildings'. Cornish Hillside Publications, St Austell.

Gerrard, S. 1997: 'Dartmoor'. BT Batsford/English Heritage, London.

Goodridge, JC. 1964: 'Devon Great Consols: A Study in Victorian Mining Enterprise', Transactions of the Devonshire Association Vol.96, Pp.228-268.

Greeves, TAP. 1981: 'The Devon Tin Industry, 1450-1750: An Archaeological and Historical Survey'. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Exeter.

Greeves, TAP. 1994: 'Stamping and Smelting at Upper Merrivale Tin Mill: Preliminary Results 1991-1993'. In 'Mining Before Powder': PDMHS Bulletin Vol. 12, No. 3., Pp. 76-80. Peak District Mines Historical Society, Matlock Bath.

Greeves, TAP. 1996: 'Tin Smelting in Devon in the 18th and 19th Centuries'. In Mining History, Vol. 13, No. 2., Pp. 84-90. Peak District Mines Historical Society, Matlock Bath.

Hughes, S. 2000: 'Copperopolis: Landscapes of the Early Industrial Period in Swansea'. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Isham, K. 2000: 'Lime Kilns & Limeburners in Cornwall', Cornish Hillside Publications, St Austell

Liessmann, W. 1997: 'Historischer Bergbau Im Harz'. Springer, Berlin. (An excellent introduction to medieval to modern mining in the Harz Mountains, east of Hanover).

Mayer, Peter. 'Calstock and Bere Alston Silver-Lead Mines in the First Quarter of the 14th Century', Cornish Archaeology, No. 29 (1990), pp. 79-95).

Messenger, M. 2001: 'Caradon and Looe, the Canal, Railways and Mines'. Twelveheads Press, Truro.

Nicholls, B. 1972: 'The Tamar Firebrick & Clay Company'. In Industrial Archaeology, Vol. 9, No. 3., Pp. 242-264. David & Charles, Newton Abbot.

Patrick, A. 1978: 'Morwellham Quay: A West-Country River Port'. MPhil Dissertation, University of Exeter

Patrick, A. 1990: 'Morwellham Quay, A History', Morwellham Quay Museum, Tavistock

Schofield, RB. 2000: 'Benjamin Outram, 1764-1805: An Engineering Biography'. Merton Priory Press, Cardiff.

Stewart, R. (ed) 2003: 'Devon Great Consols: A collection of contemporary articles & reports, 1850-1930', Tamar Mining Press, Calstock

Stewart, R. (ed) 2004: 'Mines of the Tamar & Tavy: A Collection of CF Barclay's Mine Reports, 1917-1940', Tamar Mining Press, Calstock

Stewart, R. 2005: 'Ore Dressing at Devon Great Consols, 1844-1978', Tamar Mining Monograph No.1, Tamar Mining Press, Calstock

Toll, RW. 1953: 'The Arsenic Industry in West Devon', Mining Magazine, August 1953

Waterhouse, R. 2005: 'The Manager's House, Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey'. Unpublished report for Morwellham Quay Museum.

Waterhouse, R. 2005: 'The Ship Inn, Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey'. Unpublished report for Morwellham Quay Museum.

Waterhouse, R. 2006: 'Devon Great Consols Railway Incline Tunnel & Portal: An Archaeological Report'. Unpublished Report for Morwellham Quay Museum.

Weddell, P. & Pye, A. 1989: 'Gawton Mine and Arsenic Works'. EMAFU Report No. 89.01. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit.

Woodcock, G. 1990: 'Tavistock's Yesterdays: Episodes From Her History', Vol. 6. G. Woodcock, Tavistock.

Woodcock, G. 1994: 'Tavistock's Yesterdays: Episodes From Her History', Vol. 10. G. Woodcock, Tavistock.