MDE21432 - Engine shaft at Britannia Mine (Monument)

Summary

The shaft was sunk between 1852 and 1853 and had been infilled by 1857.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

Full Description

Engine Shaft. Part of Britannia Mine. In 1982 the site lay beneath a forestry road, but will probably be revealed again as the ground settles. In 1976 it was clearly visible as a depression some six feet deep and approximately retaining its original measurements, twelve feet by six feet. The shaft was filled in before 1857 and the material within had since settled. It is shown on the 25 inch 1889 Ordnance Survey map as an old quarry. [1,2]

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. 256, 257. [Mapped feature: #33793 256]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7454 3358 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46887
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/43/1

Record last edited

Apr 16 2019 3:16PM

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