MDE14802 - South Lode Workings, New Florence Iron Mine (Monument)

Summary

The workings consist of six adits and four shafts which have been subject to continual infilling and robbing. There is also the possible remains of an engine house with coal store.

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Full Description

South Lode workings, part of the New Florence Iron Mine consisting of six adits and four shafts which have been subject to continual infilling and robbing. The best preserved shaft is a circular hole 4.2 metres in diameter and 3.4 metres deep with sections of tramrail projecting from it. A building to the northeast is considered to be the remains of an engine house with coal store. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4] Many of the workings on the site are visible on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 November 1995.
  • <3> Report: Instone, E.. 1995. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports: The Iron Mining Industry. Volume 2.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1097020, Extant 5 October 2021.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7516 3199 (510m by 222m)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 60631
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/504/24
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21689
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE19
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1097020

Record last edited

Oct 5 2021 4:41PM

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