MDE8272 - Girt Vale Mine (Monument)


Grit Vale lead and silver was working in around 1859. The top of a shaft is visible although densely overgrown.

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Type and Period (3)

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Full Description

Old Shaft depicted on the 1888 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map 180 metres southwest of Girt Farm. [1] Girt Vale Mine. There is a shaft in valley south west of Girt Farm. It was worked for silver lead about 1859 by North Devon Mining Company. [2,3] SS 59573 47268. This shaft, now overgrown with brambles and scrub, in a pasture field between a deep wooded stream gulley on the north and a natural hollow on the south. It was not possible to ascertain if the shaft has been filled in or to obtain any precise details about it. Erosion of the stream to the north is cutting into the side of the immediate area. [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]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Devon 5(4).
  • <2> Article in serial: Claughton, P. F.. 1973. The metalliferous mines of North Devon and Exmoor. Plymouth Mineral and Mining Club Journal. 4, Part 1.
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. P Claughton, 22 April 1993, Letter and maps to RCHME.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 March 1993.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 615501, Extant 27 October 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS54NE/32
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19499
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20881
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 54 NE28
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park Authority
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 615501



Grid reference Centred SS 5958 4726 (62m by 27m)
Map sheet SS54NE

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2021 12:16PM


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