MEM15289 - West Somerset Mineral Railway Goods Yard (Monument)


Site of former Goods Shed adjacent to the B3190.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

Full Description

Raised level site of former Goods Shed adjacent to the B3190. Main area of trackbed and sidings undisturbed. [1] The remains of a goods yard, stores, sidings and a row of cottages lie at the head of the incline of the WSMR, centred at ST 0123 3415. The remains of two substantial buildings are centred at ST 0213 3414. They have been used recently for animal shelters etc. These were the Watchet Trading Company's stores, later used as a lodging house for the men working at Colton Pits and Brendon Hill between 1907 - 1910. The foundations of a row of cottages lie to the north at ST 0204 3419, visible as low turf covered walls of brick and stone, with heaps of rubble and a scatter of domestic post medieval pottery. This is the site of 10 cottages, built for men working on the extension of the WSMR to Gupworthy. The layout of the area can be seen on the OS 1st edition map. [2-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. P.37-8.
  • <2> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Notes on some of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Mineral Railway.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. Somerset 58(3).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1999.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1301599, Updated 31 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW92
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1301599



Grid reference ST 0178 3426 (point) Approximate
Map sheet ST03SW

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Record last edited

May 31 2022 2:55PM


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