MDE20883 - Post-medieval adit north of Tattiscombe Farm (Monument)


An adit was recorded during field survey. Water still flows from the adit into the adjacent stream.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Unnamed mine. Adit north of Tattiscombe Farm. Mineral or date unknown. [1] Appears to have been on Combmartin Consols Sett (see MDE20884) but not mentioned in reports. [2] Centred at SS 63068 46534. An adit lying on the eastern bank of an unnamed stream to the northeast of Tattiscombe farmhouse. The adit itself is well preserved and water is still running, although the farmer suggests that there is some 0.5 metres depth of silt in the bottom. The adit is at the level of the existing stream, and issues into it obliquely from the north-north-east. Its mouth is cut out of the natural rock and is arched with a width at water level of 1.0 metre and a height (to water level) of 0.6 metres. The adit can be seen (by torchlight) for at least 10 metres, although local information suggests that it goes considerably further. It is now too silted to be practically accessible. The bearing of the tunnel at its mouth is 004 degrees. Surveyed at 1/2500. [3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> 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.
  • <2> Report: Claughton, P. F.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 2 July 1993. [Mapped feature: #46043 ]
  • <4> Technical drawing: Wilson-North, R.. 1993. Tattiscombe/ink survey . 1:2500. Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 859428, Extant 8 November 2021.



Grid reference SS 6306 4653 (point)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19510
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/41
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE8964
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW18
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 859428

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 3:02PM


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