MEM15353 - Incline, Langham Hill (Monument)
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A temporary incline, probably horse powered, used to transport ore from an adit sunk at Bearland Wood mine in circa 1864 to Langham Hill.  The course of the incline may correspond with a track depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1:2500 first edition map, between circa SS 97733567 and SS 97463593. It is described as being about 380 metres long and at a gradient of 1 in 4. The ore may have been hauled by a portable steam engine.  Sellick's book shows a plan of the incline. A horse whim was situated at the top. 
- <1> SMO5787 Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. P.39-40.
- <2> SEM7005 Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.16.
- <3> SSO1911 Monograph: Sellick R. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway. 59.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9758 3580 (251m by 253m)|
|Civil Parish||LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12308
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35436
Record last edited
Mar 20 2014 3:25PM
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