MDE21687 - Parracombe Mine (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
SS 667 449. Parracombe Mine. The shaft of a silver-lead working from 1877-78 on the northwest side of the village in a field behind the former malthouse.  This shaft, situated at SS 6675 4488, is inaccessible due to thick scrub so no dimensions are available. A local resident remembers, as a child, burning rubbish in the shaft which exploded due to a rush of air from below.  From the west side of a field bank some 10 metres to the west of the shaft in a pasture field is a linear trench. It is 4 metres wide, 0.4 metres deep and runs for some 23 metres southwest of the edge of the old river terrace of the River Heddon. It appears to be a collapsed adit into the shaft. Surveyed at 1:2500.35. 
- <1> SDE3410 Report: Claughton, P. F.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. 2 July 1993.
- <2> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. G Smyth, Parracombe.
- <3>XY SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 17 June 1993. [Mapped feature: #46106 ]
|Grid reference||SS 6675 4488 (point)|
|Civil Parish||PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- https://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=910079 (Pastscape entry: 910079)
- Devon SMR Monument ID: 60621
- Devon SMR: SS64SE/198
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE10891
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE57
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 910079
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May 22 2019 9:27AM
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