MDE21452 - Post-medieval and 20th Century mining machinery at New Florence Iron Mine (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
Three items of machinery remain near shaft D - an old boiler winch and an ore bucket. Winch is probably 20th Century. Boiler, 10 feet high with no surviving nameplate is probably also 20th Century. The ore bucket may be original. Circular; 3 feet 10 inches tall; diameter 3 feet at base, 3 feet 6 inches at top. The attached support is of "handle" shape. Similar to buckets advertised in 1884.  The winch, boiler and kibble are all still visible, though their condition is deteriorating.  Some machinery survives on site from workings of 1918 and 1942. 
- <1> SEM7082 Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. p273.
- <2> SEM7959 Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visit, FM Griffith and Bowman, 2 December 1994.
- <3> SDE3410 Report: Claughton, P. F.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. p121.
|Grid reference||SS 7509 3200 (point)|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
|Civil Parish||TWITCHEN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- Devon SMR Monument ID: 46907
- Devon SMR: SS73SE/504/11
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Oct 5 2021 1:00PM
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