Steve Grigg and Frank Collinson
Keaglesborough (Kekelles Burrowghe) Mine. This mine is located near the East end of Burrator reservoir and is located between the Meavy and Newleycombe valleys. The mine is believed to have been operational from early part of 16th century, with the main processing facilities added in the 18th and 19th centuries. The later additions included a couple of stamping mills with associated dressing floors. Water to power the mills (via two wheels) and dress the tin was brought to the site by leat from the River Meavy below Hart Tor. This leat crosses Devonport Leat on Raddick Hill. The tin would have been crushed and dressed in the stamping mills and dressing floors. Both mills survive as rectangular platforms. In the centre of each platform lies a stone-lined pit (wheel pit), in which the wheel providing power for the stamps rotated.