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

Summary

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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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

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.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7389 3278 (6m by 7m)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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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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