• Great Rock Mine Wikipedia

    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 nineteenth 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. The mineral was an important Great Rock Mine, Hennock, Teignbridge, Devon, England, UK,Great Rock Mine, Hennock, Teignbridge, Devon, England, UK : An extensive mine complex producing micaceous Hematite for use in rust preventing paint until about 1950. Peak production of about 2500 tons year was achieved in the 1940's one of the biggest uses

  • Great Rock Iron Mine information and photos

    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 UniversityPhoto Gallery: Great Rock Mine, Hennock, Teignbridge,Great Rock Mine, Hennock, Teignbridge, Devon, England, UK Granite wall rock with large, slightly pink feldspar phenocrysts, the largest is maybe 3 inches long. Note the shot hole at the bottom edge of the photo. This is a blank wall at the end

  • Hennock Mining in the Parish

    The very productive and well-known Great Rock Mine in Hennock was active from about 1822 and finally closed down in 1969. It was the last working mine on Dartmoor. In 1902 the Ferrubron Manufacturing Company took over a lot of the local iron ore mines, only keeping Great Rock and Kelly mines open.Great Rock Iron Mine information and photos,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

  • GENUKI: Hennock Name index to Great Rock: Devon's last

    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, Teignbridge, Devon, England, UK,Hennock, Teignbridge, Devon, England, UK : This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.

  • GENUKI: Hennock, Devon

    Great Rock: Devon's last metal mine. St Austell, Cornwall: Cornish Hillside Publications (2004), pp.180, (with 27 figures and 63 photographic plates). [ISBN (Clothbound) 1 900147 335, (Paperback) 1 900147 327] Fraser, Ian. Hennock: A Village History, Sylverwood Publishing (2004). [DFHS Library 942.35/HEN]Field Trip to Kelly Mine and Great Rock Mine, Teign Valley,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.

  • Hennock is one of the highest villages in Devon commanding

    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 Field Trip to Kelly Mine and Great Rock Mine, Teign Valley,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.

  • Google Maps

    Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.Hennock Notable Houses,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 is a village and civil parish about 3 miles west nor

    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.Hennock memories written by people who lived here in,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.

  • Hematite from Great Rock Mine, Hennock, Teignbridge, Devon

    Mining Companies Statistics Users Mineral Museums Mineral Shows & Events The Mindat Directory Device Settings The Mineral Quiz Photo Search Photo Galleries Search by Color New Photos Today New Photos Yesterday Members' Photo Galleries Past Photo of the Day Gallery Mineral PhotographyHennock, Devon Family History Guide Parishmouse,Nov 22, 2020· 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

  • Destination Guide: Hennock (England, Devon) in United

    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.Hennock is one of the highest villages in Devon commanding,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

  • Hennock memories written by people who lived here in

    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.GC1QYZX Devon treacle mines (Traditional Cache) in South,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.

  • BRITISH MINING No

    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 seemsLignite and Smelting Bovey Tracey,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

  • On the occurrence of Micaceous Haematite in the Hennock

    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 Hennock, Devon Family History Guide Parishmouse,Nov 22, 2020· 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.

  • Hennock is a village and civil parish about 3 miles west nor

    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.Manganese Mining In Doddiscombsleigh by Andrew Westcott,Some of these workings are well known, for example micaceous haematite was mined right up until about 1969 at Great Rock Mines near Hennock, and lead ore was once mined at Frank Mills Mine in the form of cerussite. Galena, which is another lead ore was extracted at Wheal Exmouth near Ashton and barytes (Barite) mined at Bridford Mines up until

  • GC3NPM1 1, Hennock Trail "Start" (Traditional Cache) in

    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.Mining in Devon,The earliest allusion to Britain in history is in connection with its mines. Our own historical mining records run back century after century, and show, by the regulations made for the government of the Stannaries (i. e. the districts which contained the tin mines), that long before the date of the earliest Stannary Charter now extant, that of John, granted in 1201, tin mining in Devon and in

  • Interactive Map Viewer Coal Authority

    The temperature maps are joint copyright of British Geological Survey, UKRI and the Coal Authority. The raw data used to make the maps is held at the British Geological Survey and the Coal Authority and if requested may be chargeable. Mine Water Bodies are used as a baseline map, to which temperature data are attributed.The Palk Arms A Proper Village Pub Hennock, Bovey Tracey,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

  • Dartmouth and Teign Valley Mining District, Devon, England, UK

    Devon. Dartmoor & Teign Valley District. Dean Prior. Dean Prior and Buckfastleigh Mine; Doddiscombsleigh. Scanniclift Manganese Mine; Hennock. Bowden Hill; Great Rock Mine; Shuttamoor; Tottiford; Holne. Devon Great Elizabeth Mine; Ringleshutes Mine; Wheal Cumpston (Wheal Combestone; Steepehill) Ilsington. Albion Mine; Atlas Mine; Bagtor Mine,