MDE20114 - Disproven site of post-medieval mine northwest of Parracombe (Monument)


A silver / lead mine was reported in this location but this information is now known to be erroneous.

Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record .

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Mine, p1, Parracombe. See mining journal 1877-1878. [1] Parracombe Mine. Reported to be at SS 667 449 0.75 miles northwest of Parracombe village. Produced silver/lead between 1877 and 1878. [2] At SS 667 449. Shaft on northwest side of village, in field behind former malthouse. Other workings reputedly in valley to west. [3] This information was supplied to Claughton from local sources and is now known to be erroneous [4]. It is in fact a reference to the shaft and adit at SS 6675 4488 (MDE21687). [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Article in serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. 98, Figure 1.
  • <2> Article in serial: Claughton, P.F.. 1973. The Metalliferous Mines of North Devon and Exmoor. Plymouth Mineral and Mining Club Journal. 4, Part 1. 6.
  • <3> Monograph: Claughton, P.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. 102.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. PF Claughton, 28 July 1993.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 28 July 1993.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 915272, Extant 2 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 2034
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/13
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11194
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE44
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 915272



Grid reference SS 6650 4529 (point)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 11:00AM


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