MDE21433 - New Whim Shaft at Britannia Mine (Monument)

Summary

An old mine shaft is illustrated on historic mapping as an old quarry. It was part of Britannia Mine.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

SS 7467 3355. "New Whim Shaft". Part of Britannia Mine. Constructed 1852 and 1853 and may have reached the 10 fathom level. Its precise position is apparently obscured by insertion of a trackway. Shown on 1889 Ordnance Survey map as a small quarry. [1,2] The 25 inch 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps show the old quarry at SS 7466 3355. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 256, 257.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889. [Mapped feature: #44638 ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7466 3355 (17m by 20m)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46888
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/43/2

Record last edited

Apr 17 2019 10:12AM

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