MEM15331 - Miners' cottages at Gupworthy Level (Monument)


Seven miners' cottages at Gupworthy Level, probably built by the Brendon Hills Mining Company. One cottage still appears to be extant.

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Five miner's Cottages at Gupworthy Level, probably built by the Brendon Hills Mining Company. [1] The cottages are depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 1:2500 map of circa 1888. [2] The row is still partially extant on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, though appears to have been shortened. [3] The ruins are probably those of seven cottages, constructed in 1852-1853. [4] A cottage which is shown on the OS 25"map, still survives in good condition with roof and walls intact but apparently not lived in. The other miners cottages, comprising a row of about five or six small buildings are now ruinous, although the stone walls, doors and dividing walls can be made out. The row is cut into the hillside. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1993. West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design Summary Report. P.16.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.16.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Dennison E, SCPD, 22-DEC-1985.



Grid reference Centred SS 965 350 (43m by 27m) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS93NE

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  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11083
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE37
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1127734

Record last edited

Apr 30 2018 11:09PM


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