MDE21453 - 19th Century offices at New Florence Iron Mine (Monument)

Summary

The remains of a rectangular building have been tentatively identified as the 1871 offices/stabling for New Florence Iron Mine.

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Full Description

A building measuring 18 feet by 72 feet. Now very ruined and overgrown. Walls survive only where they were set alongside the surrounding slope. Three internal divisions discernible. At least one of these was probably a stable. [1] The building was still visible in 1994. [2] The remains of a building that forms part of the New Florence Iron Mine and tentatively identified as the 1871 offices/stabling building. The offices consist of a very ruinous rectangular building measuring 20.5 metres by 4.5 metres with walls averaging 0.5 metres. [3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5] The building is depicted on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. p271.
  • <2> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visit, FM Griffith and Bowman, 2 December 1994.
  • <3> Report: Instone, E.. 1995. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports: The Iron Mining Industry.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 15 February 1993.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1097018, Extant 5 October 2021.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #47573 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7527 3206 (30m by 27m)
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: 46908
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/504/12

Record last edited

Oct 5 2021 12:44PM

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