MDE21688 - North Lode Workings, New Florence Iron Mine Complex (Monument)

Summary

The workings consist of four adits and two shafts and would appear to date form the 1870s. There are other prospecting pits visible in the area.

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Full Description

North Lode workings, part of the New Florence Iron Mine complex consists of four adits and two shafts and would appear to date form the 1870s. There are other prospecting pits visible in the area. The best preserved adit is visible as a gulley measuring 22 metres long and 3.2 metres deep with an associated spoil heap. [1-3] The prospecting pits described above are visible on aerial photographs as a series of shallow earthworks centred at SS 7544 3228. Very little of New Florence Iron Mine can be seen on aerial photographs due to the dense vegetation of Radworthy Down Cleave; however these pits are the exception. [4,5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [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.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. Devon 15(7). [Mapped feature: #47558 ]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 November 1995.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3445-46 (15 April 1946).
  • <5> Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1097019, Extant 28 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7536 3230 (338m by 166m)
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: 60630
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/504/23
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE14801
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO595
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE18
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1097019

Record last edited

Sep 28 2021 4:01PM

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