MDE21421 - River Shaft at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)


The shaft was sited just to the east of the River Mole.

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River Shaft at Bampfylde Mine. The shaft is shown on a section drawing of the site 1772, although it has been marked "h" in error when it is in fact "f". [1,2] The HER GIS mapping for this record had been placed at SS 739 326. This was misleadingly situated far to the south of the site, whereas the map mentioned above suggests the shaft is just to the east of the River Mole. The mapping for this record has therefore been moved, although the exact location of the features is still not clear. [1,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 109, 111. [Mapped feature: #33782 109]
  • <2> Article in serial: Claughton, P. F.. 1992. The North Molton Copper mine; riches in the west. North Devon Heritage Journal. 4. 6. 6.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 16 April 2019.



Grid reference SS 7386 3279 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46861
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/22

Record last edited

Apr 16 2019 5:10PM


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