MDE8251 - 19th Century iron working shaft near Moor Lane (Monument)


A mine shaft is depicted on historic mapping in a small area of earthworks. It is suggested to have been part of Molland Mine and been in use in the 1870s. It had been ploughed over by 1992.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An un-named mine. The shaft is 350 yards westnorthwest of Luckworthy Farm. Mineral and date extracted unknown. [1] SS 8093 2937. The site of a shaft: its function and date are unknown. Depicted on the 1891 six inch Ordnance Survey map [2], it is now ploughed over and is only evident as a hollow, about 0.6m deep and 11m in diameter. It is located in reseeded pasture. [3] Two hundred yards south of the cattlegrid at Moor Lane. Moor Lane Mine Shaft "saw" filled (sic). Hump and ditch in the field. [4] Iron working 1870s. Part of Molland Mine. [5] The shaft is shown as "Old Shaft" on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, in a small area of earth works. [6]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Claughton, P.F.. 1973. The Metalliferous Mines of North Devon and Exmoor. Plymouth Mineral and Mining Club Journal. 4, Part 1. 8.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1891/ Devon 16SW.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 17 December 1992.
  • <4> Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. A92.
  • <5> Report: Claughton, P. F.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. 129.



Grid reference Centred SS 8092 2936 (45m by 63m)
Map sheet SS82NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19864
  • Devon SMR: SS82NW/29
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20896
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 82 NW13
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 604905

Record last edited

Jan 29 2019 1:53PM


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