MEM15353 - Incline, Langham Hill (Monument)


A temporary incline between Bearland Mine and Langham Hill Mine, worked by horse whims or portable steam engine. It ceased operation following the sinking of a shaft at Langham Hill in 1866.

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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. [1] 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. [2] Sellick's book shows a plan of the incline. A horse whim was situated at the top. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> 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> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.16.
  • <3> Monograph: Sellick R. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway. 59.



Grid reference Centred SS 9758 3580 (251m by 253m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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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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