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MSO12506 - Post-medieval surface workings and adits at Wheal Eliza

ENPHER Number:MSO12506
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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Summary

There are several adits and evidence of surface workings around the area of Wheal Eliza Mine (MSO6802).

Monument Types

  • 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

Description

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.

Related records

MSO6802Part of: Wheal Eliza Mine (Monument)

Other References

  • 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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