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

Summary

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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Protected Status

Full Description

SS 5930 4830 and SS 5937 4835. Approximate positions of two short adits in cliff base. [1] 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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Claughton, P.. 22/04/1993.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 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments.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.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 616433, Extant 27 October 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 5933 4832 (121m by 77m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS54NE
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 616433
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)

Record last edited

Oct 27 2021 1:48PM

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