MDE8282 - 19th Century mine workings east of The Rawns (Monument)


A group of mine workings, depicted but not annotated on the 1889 25 inch Ordnance Survey, are now inaccessible above precipitous cliffs. They were probably associated with the 19th Century Girt Down Mine sett.

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SS 5898 4821. Mine workings surveyed (but not annotated) by the Ordnance Survey [1] in 1889 some 450 metres east of The Rawns. These workings are on very steep slopes above precipitous cliffs and they are now inaccessible.They lie on three levels, according to information and plan from Claughton [2], and are associated with the Girt Down Mine sett of the 19th Century. [3] 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>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Devon 1(16). [Mapped feature: #38619 ]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Claughton, P.. 22/04/1993. Letter and Maps to Royal Comission on the Historical Monuments of England.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 April 1993.
  • <4> Report: Berry, N.. 2002. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of West Challacombe Farm, Combe Martin, Devon.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Claughton, P.. 2003. Silver Mining in England and Wales 1066-1500.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 616382, Extant 27 October 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 5898 4820 (17m by 20m) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS54NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 50081
  • Devon SMR: SS54NE/132
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21477
  • National Monuments Record reference: MNA107991
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 54 NE38
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 616382
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (50-100)

Record last edited

Oct 27 2021 1:24PM


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