MDE21451 - Post-medieval building at New Florence Iron Mine (Monument)

Summary

A building shown on historic mapping may have housed a pumping and winding engine, or a boiler house.

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Full Description

A building at shaft D (MDE21445) probably originally housed a pumping and winding engine. Shown as a ruin on the 1903 Ordnance Survey map [1], but since refurbished and roofed with corrugated iron. Measures 16 feet by 15 feet with lean to 11 feet by 6 feet. The lean to is accessed from the interior via a half height doorway. Original purpose and extent of its modification is not evident, although the use of brick clearly belongs to a subsequent period. Probably associated with machinery found nearby. [2] The site was visited in 1994 and was noted to be as recorded by [2]. [3] The feature was recorded as a brick built boiler house from workings of 1918 and 1942. [4] The building is shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <2> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. p271.
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visit, FM Griffith and Bowman, 2 December 1994.
  • <4> Report: Claughton, P. F.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. p121.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #47575 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7517 3199 (19m by 20m)
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: 46906
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/504/10

Record last edited

Oct 5 2021 1:15PM

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