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ⓘ East Vitifer Mine (Hookney Mine; Kingsbarrow Mine; Great Devon Tincroft), Warren House, North Bovey, Teignbridge, Devon, England, UK Mineral and/or Locality Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy , a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Great Rock mine probably commenced work in the mid-C19th and continued in operation until 1969. The mine produced micaceous hematite which was used as an iron ore and also as an additive to paint. In the late 1970's and early 1980's parts of the mine were used for student training by the geology department of Leicester University
The book recounts the story of Devon's last 'metal' mine at Great Rock, located in the woods outside Hennock. Its history stretches well back into the 19 th century, but its main production occurred between 1900 and its closure in 1969.
Hennock is a village and civil parish about 3 miles west north west of Chudleigh, in the Teignbridge district, in the county of Devon, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 1747. The parish touches Bovey Tracey, Kingsteignton, Christow, Chudleigh and Trusham.
Great Rock Mine. Great Rock Mine is a disused micaceous haematite mine about 3 km north of the town of Bovey Tracey in Devon, England. It was worked from the 19th century until 1969, and was the last active mine in the Dartmoor National Park area. At its most active during the 1940s, the mine produced 2,500 tons of micaceous haematite per year.
4. GREAT ROCK MINE (SX825818) Although Kelly closed in 1951, Great Rock mine, in nearby Hennock, our second port of call, continued for nearly two decades. Great Rock was the largest of the local MIO mines, opening in 1895 and closing in 1969. The mining area was accessed by a steep descent into a wooded valley.
Though the route follows fairly long stretches of quiet lanes, the views of the Valley and Dartmoor are stunning. After Hennock, you follow a public foot path through Great Rock Copse, known for its Victorian iron mines - here they also extracted a mineral used by the Royal Navy to make their battleships rust proof.. The paths are well defined and the rich fauna,particularly in early summer ...
Great Rock Mine: Remains of an ironstone mine (Haematite) worked in the late 19th century and again between 1902-1969: The mine produced the high grade iron ore Haematite used in rust preventing paint to paint Sydney Harbour Bridge, battleships, tanks, railway bridges etc. See Mining in Hennock for more details. Monument No. 446614
Our favourite walk was “Down the Launders”. This no longer exists as Great Rock Mine closed in 1969 and the area was fenced off to prevent accidents and ‘exploring’ But during the war years and up until we left Hennock, the ”Shiny Ore Mine” was working at full stretch, with mining being a reserved occupation.
Ron Tucker who now lives in Chudleigh has given me a lot of information about Hennock of old and very kindly supplied me with many of the photographs that are included in this book. Ron's family moved into Ivy Cottages in 1900. Ron himself was born in No. l while his grandfather Charlie Tucker Snr., manager at the Great Rock Mine, lived in No.2.
Hennock, Teignbridge, Devon, England, UK : This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org.
A group of miners at Great Rock, Probably the whole work force at that time. Sidney Preston is second from the right (with the flat cap). He was born in 18th May 1903 in Hennock Devon. He left school aged 13 to work at Great rock. He remained working at he mine until his retirement aged 65, when the mine …
Mike and Sadie took over in November 2017, with the aim of creating a proper local in a traditional Devon country pub. The Palk offers traditional pub grub (the best in Hennock!) great real ale from local brewers Teignworthy and Dartmoor, proper Devon ciders and a wide selection of wine. There is plenty of room either by the fires, on the sofa or at a table admiring the impressive view across ...
Devon Treacle Mines The Treacle Mines were more than a myth. Treacle was the name which locals used, to refer to the black shiny specular Haematite which oozed from the rock underground in the Hennock/Mortenhampstead area of S.E. Dartmoor, Devon, England. It literally seeped out of cracks in the rocks like treacle.
Great Rock Mine, a micaceous haematite mine was acquired by Ferrubran Manufacturing Co in 1902, in whose hands it remained until its closure in 1969. Teign Village, lying below Hennock, was built in the early 1900s by the Teign Valley Granite Co to accommodate the workers in the local quarry.
In July 2018 the average sale price for the 50 nearest sales within seven miles of GREAT ROCK FARM was 262,398. In June 2020 the average sale price for the 1 nearest sales was 200,000. This is a change of -23.780%. So taking the original purchase price of 825,000 and adjusting it by -23.780% gives an estimated price of 628,815.
The Great Rock Mine at Hennock first produced ore in 1902. Since that time the output of micaceous haematite has probably varied between two and six hundred tons per year. The development of this small but efficient mining enterprise has followed the increasing demand for …
DEVON Index of NMRS publications & newsletters Compiled by Alasdair Neill 2016 To search within this page: Hold down the CTRL key and press F Index to other areas GENERAL MINING IRON MINING INDUSTRY M1969 p. 27-33. BM89 p. 75. LEAD MINING BM61 p. 133. MANGANESE MINES …
Hennock Community Primary School SE, 133 , 0.082 km Hennock Church NW, 325 , 0.105 km TWM 1858 Stone, Hennock N, 353 , 0.144 km Boulder beside Road, Hennock SE, 142 , 0.279 km Hennock War Memorial Cross SE, 144 , 0.296 km 210 m Contour Ring, near Hennock NW, 324 , 0.322 km 255 m Contour Ring, near Bottor Rock SW, 233 , 0.469 km
Hennock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon. Chudleigh Knighton is a chapelry of Hennock.. Hennock parish, which includes the hamlets of Knighton or Chudleigh Knighton, and Warmhill, is in Newton Abbot union and county court district, Teignbridge hundred and petty sessional division, Eastern division of the county, Totnes archdeaconry, and Moreton rural deanery.
MIs for this parish are included in the Devon FHS index - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page. A transcription of the Memorial Inscriptions for the Methodist Church is held in the Society of Genealogist's Library, in Vol. 5 of Devon Memorial inscriptions (DE/M18), and for the Church of St Michael in Vol. 9.. Brown, Mike.
Great Rock : Dartmoor East, Devon. OS Grid SX828816 Lat/long: 1850 - 1960: Iron: ... Hookney Mine King's Barrow Devon Great Tincroft: Dartmoor East, Devon. OS Grid SX708823 Lat/long: ... Hennock Mine Wheal Hennock Silver,Lead,Copper And Manganese Mine South Exmouth: Teign Valley, Devon.
The Hennock Scheme. In 1848 an entry in the Mining Journal referred to the Hennock Iron, Steel and Tin Mining Co (later the Great Rock Mine) and stated that, ‘the Bovey lignite is in the immediate vicinity and may hereafter prove highly valuable for smelting purposes’ (The Mining …
Charles I received silver from the Devon mines. By the twentieth century most mining activity had come to an end in the county; the only working mines surviving into the second half of the century being the Bridford barytes mine (ceased operations 1958) and the Great Rock iron mine at Hennock (closed 1969). Currently, it seems
Hennock is a popular village with pub, village hall, primary school and a great sense of community. It is situated approximately a 5 minute drive of . the bustling town of Bovey Tracey (known locally as the gateway to the moor) where there is an excellent range of local amenities and facilities.
1, Hennock Trail Start (GC3NPM1) was created by dartymoor on 6/17/2012. It's a Small size geocache, with difficulty of 1.5, terrain of 1.5. It's located in South West England, United Kingdom.Let's get going! NEXT: Follow the track down for 100yards then turn off, following the finger sign, across the Beaden Brook footbridge. Following the signs.
Nearby Dartefacts and Squares: 200 Less than 1 km Hennock War Memorial Cross S, 174 , 0.020 km Hennock Community Primary School NW, 326 , 0.198 km Hennock Trough and Spring NW, 322 , 0.274 km Small Truck, Hennock NW, 322 , 0.279 km The Palk Arms, Hennock NW, 324 , 0.280 km Hennock NW, 322 , 0.281 km No. 1030, SX 83 80 SE, 118 , 0.305 km B.M. 0615.5, S facing, SW corner of Hennock …
Hennock: A great pub walk with ancient tracks & signs of pre-Victorian rock mining as you walk through the bluebell woods. Haytor: There is much more to Haytor than a steep climb to the Tor and back again!. Two very popular and fairly easy walks in search of a lost village. Lustleigh
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