A collection of walks, discoveries, insights and pictures of exploring Dartmoor National Park
September 28, 2020
CROWNLEY PARKS (BAG TOR MINE)
This post shows some of the features that can be found on the public access land in an area known as Crownley Parks amongst the workings of Bag Tor Mine / Haytor Consols. There were underground works recorded at Crownley Parks and an adit shown in this post shows one driven into the floor of the disused streamwork. In 1851 the mine was worked as Haytor Consols and mine is known to have produced some tin and a small amount of copper. The whole mine was closed in 1856, then reopened in 1862 as the Bagtor Mining Company. Work finally ceased in 1866. (Source Dartmoor HER – SDV346395 – Dr Phil Newman).