MDE21454 - 19th Century magazine at New Florence Iron Mine (Monument)

Summary

The remains of a small isolated building built of local stone are probably those of the Victorian powder house.

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Remains of a small isolated building c. 60 yards east of building MDE21453 are probably those of the Victorian powder house. It was built of local stone and measured 8 feet by 12 feet internally, with a 3 foot doorway. [1] The site was visited in December 1994 and was noted to be as recorded by [1]. [2] The remains of a building that forms part of the New Florence Iron Mine. It has been tentatively identified as a magazine. It lies 55 metres metres to the northeast of MDE21453 and is visible as a nearly square building with walls of up to 1.5 metres high. It has an entrance on the southwestern side. [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] The building is shown as an outline on the 2021 MasterMap data, suggesting it existed as a ruin at this time. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <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. Volume 2.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R..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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #47574 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7531 3209 (10m by 11m)
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: 46909
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/504/13
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE14800
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE17
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1097018

Record last edited

Oct 5 2021 12:36PM

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