MDE21445 - Shaft D, New Florence Iron Mine (Monument)

Summary

The shaft is known to have been 84 feet deep.

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Full Description

Shaft D. Florence Mine. Seems to be c. 9 inches square. Known to have been 84 inches deep. Now water filled. [1] "Old Shaft" shown on six inch 1903 and 1962 Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3] The site was still visible in 1994. [4] The shaft is labelled on the 2021 MasterMap data, although its precise position is not clear. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. p267.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1903, 15NW.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <4> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site Visit, FM Griffith and Bowman, 5 December 1994.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #33805 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7514 3198 (point) Estimated
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish TWITCHEN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46900
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/504/4

Record last edited

Oct 5 2021 2:09PM

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