Trumpeter

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The name is derived from 'Tromptsmede', meaning the meadow of one called Trump.  In the 19th century, this area was alive with tin and copper mines.  The house shown on the right-hand side of the picture was originally offices for the Atlas mining company.  In the field behind these houses was a large water wheel. A few yards along the track to Smallacombe farm was the entrance to a large mine whilst, in the other direction, halfway up the lane to Lewthorne Cross was the Atlas Mine.  In the valley, to the right hand side of the lane towards Middlecott, was the burning house, built with stones from the Haytor Granite Railway. This mine worked from the 1850's until 1903.  Local residents recall that the sound of the stamps crushing the ore could be heard throughout the valley. Iron Ore was also mined here. These remains are all on private land and are dangerous - no access without permission.
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