MDE21437 - Possible post-medieval mine workings at Britannia Mine (Monument)

Summary

An upper level of workings appeared to have been exposed in 1983 after subsidence.

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Full Description

The insertion of a forestry road and consequent undercutting of the hillside has revealed what appears to be an upper level of Britannia Mine. In 1983 it appeared as a segmental arch sic feet six inches wide set into a stone wall with a space, about two feet deep and four feet long, beneath it. It appeared to have been recently exposed. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 256, 258.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 745 335 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46892
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/43/6

Record last edited

Apr 16 2019 2:02PM

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