MDE21420 - Toby's Shaft and Hewitts Land Shaft at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)

Summary

The site of the shafts appears to have been lost under later spoil heaps. They are shown on a map of 1772 but were out of use by 1868.

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Full Description

Site of Toby's Shaft and Hewitts Lands Shaft. Part of Bampfylde Copper Mine. [1] A plan of 1772 depicts two shafts between the engine shaft and the river called Toby's Shaft (c.24 fathoms) and Hewitts Winds (c.15 fathoms) respectively, with a sizeable worked area between them. They are not shown on a section of the site drawn in 1868 and are likely lost below the spoil heaps to the west of Engine Shaft (MDE21231). [2] Section drawing showing location of Toby's Shaft dated 1772. [3] This site was mapped at SS 737 327 (data from Devon HER); however, the evidence from [2] suggests the shafts were in the area around c.SS 7385 3274. [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. 111, 230. [Mapped feature: #45982 Suggested location of site, ]
  • <3> Article in serial: Claughton, P. F.. 1992. The North Molton Copper mine; riches in the west. North Devon Heritage Journal. 4. 6. 6.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 10 April 2019.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 738 327 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46860
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/18

Record last edited

Apr 10 2019 11:19AM

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