MEM15367 - Lethbridge's trial shaft (Monument)

Summary

Earthwork evidence of a mine shaft to the west of Gupworthy Old Pit may be the remains of one of Sir Thomas Lethbridge's trial pits of the 1830s.

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Full Description

Earthworks to the west of Gupworthy Old Pit at circa SS 96593534 may be the remains of one of Sir Thomas Lethbridge's trial pits of the 1830s. The possible shaft is visible as a circular depression about four metres deep. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.17.
  • <2> Report: Coate, S.. The Brendon Hills Iron Industry. P.2.

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Location

Grid reference SS 9658 3533 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Mar 20 2014 3:26PM

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