MDE21411 - 19th Century adit at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)


The adit is visible on historic mapping and marked the entrance to the 19th Century western workings of the mine.

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Adit at Bampfylde Mine. [1] A new and probably separate series of workings was opened on the western side of the hill in the mid 19th Century. At SS 7379 3278, the adit entry can be seen at the foot of the hill a little north of the line of dumps. The opening is three feet six inches wide with a lintel following the lie of the rock inclining to the south. The average height is about five feet. The tunnel may be blocked after a short distance. [2] The site of a subcircular feature is shown on the 25 inch 1889 Ordnance Survey map. [3] The adit is not depicted on the 25 inch 1905 2nd Edition map. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Dixon, D.. 1978. Report of visit to Bampfylde Copper Mine. Site visit.
  • <2>XY Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 224, 231, 232. [Mapped feature: #33772 224]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1905.



Grid reference SS 7380 3278 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46851
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/9

Record last edited

Apr 17 2019 10:32AM


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