MEM15356 - Curtis' shaft at Kennisham Mine (Monument)

Summary

Curtis’ shaft or drift was sunk at circa SS 96303604 as part of development at Kennisham Mine in 1873.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

Full Description

Curtis’ shaft, or drift, was sunk at circa SS 96303604 in 1873. A pumping and winding engine was erected immediately to the north. [1] The drift connected with the original adit and reached a depth of l00ft by 1874. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.16.
  • <2> Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. P.40.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9630 3603 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Mar 20 2014 3:25PM

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