MEM15361 - Mine shaft at Gupworthy New Pit (Monument)

Summary

A mine shaft was identified at this location but no traces are now visible.

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Full Description

Gupworthy New Pit was one of the Brendon Hills Iron Ore Company mines and was started in 1871. A new shaft at was sunk here to retrieve ore at greater depths than was previously possible. The shaft was located at circa SS 96283539 but no traces are now visible. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.17.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9628 3539 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, 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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