MDE21427 - Whim Shaft at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)


The shaft was extant in 1772.

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Whim Shaft. Part of Bampfylde Mine western section. Shown on plan of 1772. [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 shaft positioned on the western side of the Mole, positioned up the slope on 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. 109,114. [Mapped feature: #33788 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 7362 3273 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46867
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/28

Record last edited

Apr 16 2019 3:53PM


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