MEM15284 - The Iron Church, Brendon Hill (Building)

Summary

Site of former timber church with corrugated iron pitched roof together with a detached row of privvies. The structure was completely dismantled and re-erected in Watchet in 1884.

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Site of former church - timber structure with corrugated iron pitched roof (aligned east-west) together with a detached row of privvies. The structure was completely dismantled and re-erected in Watchet in 1884. [1] The church was used as a school for miner's children during the week. It was dismantled and sold to Watchet paper mill following the closure of the mines. [2] The site is confirmed at c.ST 0226 3445. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan.
  • <2> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.14.
  • <3> Monograph: Jones, M.H.. 2011. The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Mineral Railway: A New Account. Lightmoor Press. p188, Figure 98; p189, plate 136.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0226 3445 (38m by 23m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet ST03SW
Civil Parish OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

May 28 2019 4:00PM

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