MDE21425 - Top Adit at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)


The adit is recorded on a section of the site published in 1772.

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The Top Adit. Part of Bampfylde Mine western section. Shown on section drawing of 1772, by which time it led into abandoned workings after passing two other shafts (see MDE21426 and MDE21427). [1,2] The HER GIS mapping for this record had been placed at SS 739 326. This was misleadingly situated on the eastern side of the river, whereas the map mentioned above clearly illustrates the entrance to the adit positioned on the western side of the Mole, positioned up the slope above a slightly level area above the river. The mapping for this record has therefore been moved, although the exact location of the shaft 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. 233. 109, 113. [Mapped feature: #33786 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 7373 3276 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46865
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/26

Record last edited

Apr 16 2019 4:10PM


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