MDE21449 - Shaft B, New Florence Iron Mine (Monument)

Summary

The shaft is known to have been around 90 feet deep.

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Protected Status

Full Description

Shaft B, Florence Mine. Remains open and is c. 9 feet square. Known to have been around 90 feet deep. [1] In the vicinity of this shaft, particularly where its spoil heap has been cut by improvement of the forestry track, there is evidence of large scale subsidence, which is seen by Bowman as evidence of extensive below ground slopes. [2] The shaft is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3] It is also labelled as disused on the 2021 MasterMap data. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. p266.
  • <2> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visit, FM Griffith and Bowman, 5 December 1994.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #47576 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7511 3201 (40m by 35m)
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: 46904
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/504/8

Record last edited

Oct 5 2021 1:27PM

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