MSO12506 - Post-medieval surface workings and adits at Wheal Eliza
|Name:||Post-medieval surface workings and adits at Wheal Eliza|
|Type of Record:||Monument|
|Grid Reference:||SS 7840 3809|
|Parish:||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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There are several adits and evidence of surface workings around the area of Wheal Eliza Mine (MSO6802).
- ADIT (AD 19th Century to AD 20th Century - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD? (Unclassified))
- IRONSTONE WORKINGS (AD 19th Century to AD 20th Century - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD? (Unclassified))
Designated Status: none recorded
Several 19th Century adits and signs of surface workings are seen as earthworks around Wheal Eliza mine (MSO6802).
Around 50 metres upstream from the mine are 2 or possibly 3 adits surviving as linear depressions with upcast banks on each side. The west adit is approximately 1.25 metres deep with large banks on each side for about 15 metres, then a slight depression runs up the hill possobly covered by a field wall to the north. The other river bank adits are similar. There are at least two others higher up the hillside and a circular rock-cut feature about 1.5 metres in diameter immiediately northeast of the main shaft (MSO12503).
The rock outcrops northwest of Wheal Eliza cottage (MSO12505) also show signs of surface workings. [1-3]
<1> Burrow, 19.7.1979, site visit records (Unassigned). SSO819.
<2> Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. + Murless, B., 1980, Somerset Archaeology 1979, 136 (Measured Plan) (Article in serial). SSO858.
<3> SCC HBC 3.14.2 (Survey). SSO406.
|MSO6802||Part of: Wheal Eliza Mine (Monument)|
- Local List Status (Unassessed)
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35708
|Date Last Edited:||Oct 23 2013 4:22PM|
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