MDE10884 - Post-medieval silver mine northwest of Twineford (Monument)


An adit, possibly for a silver mine, consists of an irregular opening in the valley side. Water is still issuing from it, but local information indicates that it has collapsed inside.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An adit is referred to in the vicinity to Twineford. [1] The precise location of the adit was indicated by the farmer at Highley who also remembers samples being taken from within it by the late J Rottenbury (a keen local geologist from North Molton). He also states that the adit was exploiting silver lead. At SS 6734 4371, close to the edge of an area of dense, unmanaged woodland, is an adit. It lies some 15 metres from the edge of an unnamed tributary of the River Heddon. The adit consists of an irregular opening into the valley side. It is 1.5 metres high and 1.2 metres wide, and bedrock is exposed at its mouth. Water still issues from it; it appears accessible, but the farmer at Highley states that collapse has taken place within it. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. P Claughton, 1993.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 October 1993.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 910038, Extant 10 November 2021.



Grid reference SS 6734 4371 (point)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 60620
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/204
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21686
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE53
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 910038

Record last edited

Nov 10 2021 2:43PM


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