MDE13245 - Post-medieval adit southeast of Ridgway Cross (Monument)


An adit is probably an exploratory feature associated with iron mining.

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SS 8105 3039. An adit located to the southeast of Ridgway Cross. It has been driven into the southwest facing slopes close to the head of Triss Combe. The adit is well preserved and comprises an opening 1.2 metres wide and 1.3 metres high. This gives access to an arched passage 1.15 metres wide and 1.9 metres high cut into the stoney subsoil. Outside is a narrow gulley 0.4 metres deep running to a small spoil mound 0.4 metres high. The absence of spoil around the adit suggests that it is an exploratory feature associated with iron mining in the surrounding parish. [1]

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  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 11 May 1995.



Grid reference SS 8105 3038 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW60
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1052270

Record last edited

Feb 12 2019 1:24PM


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