MDE8689 - Possible mining activity at Foreland Point (Monument)


Reported adits could not be found during field investigation in 1993, although several subrectangular hollows in the area may be iron trial workings. They may be connected with the 19th Century Countesbury Mine at Watersmeet.

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Un-named mine. Adits reported at Foreland Point but exact location unknown. At work for iron 1874-5. May be connected with Countesbury Mine at Watersmeet. [1] No trace of the alleged adits was seen during field investigation. Several subrectangular hollows were observed around SS 751 505 which may be associated with mining. However, they are on the scale of trial workings. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Claughton, P. F.. 1974. Metalliferous mines of North Devon and Exmoor. Plymouth Mineral and Mining Club Journal. Vol 5, Part 1. 9. 9, Farway.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 14 October 1993.
  • <3> Report: Field report on SS 75 SE 2 - 14-OCT-1993 .



Grid reference SS 75 50 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS75SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS75SE/2
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19863
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20895
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 75 SE2
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 766273

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:07PM


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