MDE21422 - South House Shaft and Top Adit at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)


The shaft and adit were joined and had entrances close to each other either side of a leat on the eastern side of the River Mole.

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South House Shaft. Part of Bampfylde Mine. Linked with Top Adit which joined the valley just below it. Both are depicted on a section drawing of the site dated 1772 and the 1868 Inventory section. From these plans, it would appear they emerged at a point near the base of the slope upwards from the valley floor. The adit emerged beneath the level of the leat and site of the shaft is marked by a small depression in the slope above the former leat. The site of the adit entry has been blocked but can be easily estimated. [1,2]SW

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 109, 111, 224, 229. [Mapped features: #33783 Adit entry, 224; #46013 South House Shaft, 224]
  • <2> Article in serial: Claughton, P. F.. 1992. The North Molton Copper mine; riches in the west. North Devon Heritage Journal. 4. 6. 6.



Grid reference Centred SS 7389 3278 (6m by 7m)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 33711
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46862
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/20
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/23
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21230

Record last edited

Apr 17 2019 12:32PM


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