MDE8276 - Possible 19th Century adit at Combe Martin beach (Monument)

Summary

An adit at the base of the cliff on Combe Martin beach is sealed by a brick and concrete wall. It is possibly associated with mid 19th Century mining activity.

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Protected Status

Full Description

SS 57744 47342. An adit [1] situated at the base of the cliff on the beach at Combe Martin. It has been sealed by a brick and concrete wall but the entrance appears to have been about 2.6 metres wide and 2 metres hugh. A hollow, 2 metres diameter 0.3 metres deep, situated at about SS 5778 4732 in the garden of a house is thought to indicate a collapse into the adit. Possibly associated with mid 19th Century mining activity. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. PF Claughton, personal communication, letter and maps, 22 April 1993.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 28 April 1993. [Mapped feature: #47689 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 616357, Extant 27 October 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 5774 4734 (point)
Map sheet SS54NE
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial & tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 50086
  • Devon SMR: SS54NE/137
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21482
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 54 NE32
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 616357
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)

Record last edited

Oct 27 2021 1:03PM

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