MDE21687 - Parracombe Mine (Monument)


The shaft of a silver-lead working from 1877-78 is in a field behind the former malthouse.

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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. [1] 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. [2] 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. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Claughton, P. F.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. 2 July 1993.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. G Smyth, Parracombe.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 17 June 1993. [Mapped feature: #46106 ]



Grid reference SS 6675 4488 (point)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 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

Record last edited

May 22 2019 9:27AM


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