MDE21419 - Bampfylde Shaft at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)


The location of the shaft has been recorded in various sources.

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Full Description

Bampfylde Shaft. Bampfylde Copper Mine. [1] Shown on plan of 1868. Site survives as a small mound of spoil. [2] Site of 'Shaft' shown on 25 inch Ordnance Survey map as a small circular feature. [3] Site of 'Old Shaft' shown on 1905 25 inch Ordnance Survey map as a small circular feature in a larger circular enclosure c.13 metres diameter. [4] Shown at SS 7382 3269 on a sketch map of the site drawn in 1989, although this appears to be a mislabelling of the powder store. [5,6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Report: Dixon, D.. 1978. Report of visit to Bampfylde Copper Mine. Site visit.
  • <2> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 233. 232.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1905.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Claughton, P.F.. 1989. Mining sites in North Devon, Bampfylde.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 10 April 2019.



Grid reference Centred SS 7378 3267 (22m by 23m)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46859
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/17

Record last edited

Apr 10 2019 10:52AM


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