MDE8290 - 19th Century adits at the foot of The Rawns (Monument)


Two short adits are thought to have been for iron or manganese, and associated with the 19th Century Girt Down Mine sett.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 5930 4830 and SS 5937 4835. Approximate positions of two short adits in cliff base.Claughton [1] has sketched the positions of these adits at the foot of precipitous cliffs known as The Rawns. Due to inaccessibilty of the audits no further action to verify or survey these adits was taken. Claughton notes that these adits were probably for iron or manganese and were worked in the 19th Century in association with the Girt Down Mine sett. [2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Claughton, P.. 22/04/1993. Letter and Maps to Royal Comission on the Historical Monuments of England.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 16 May 1993.
  • <3> Report: The National Trust. 1984. Golden Cove, Berrynarbor; Great and Little Hangman, Devon. P. 9.



Grid reference Centred SS 5933 4832 (121m by 77m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS54NE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 50073
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 50074
  • Devon SMR: SS54NE/121/1
  • Devon SMR: SS54NE/121/2
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21469
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21470
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 54 NE46
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107996
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107997
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 616433
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)

Record last edited

Jul 11 2016 3:08PM


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