MEM15372 - Office Level, Ison Mine, now site of Ison Cottage (Monument)


A small mine level driven behind the mining company's office. Now visible as a rock-cut opening in the garden of Ison Cottage.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Sellick records that a new mine was opened at Eisen Hill in 1854. By the late 1850s a small level (Office Level) had been driven behind the mining company's office, but this was soon abandoned. [1] SS 91608 37008. `Office Level'. In the garden of Ison Cottage is a rock-cut opening, now blocked, 1.3 metres high and 2 metres wide. [2] The level is is open for approximately 40 metres. [3] Ison Cottage was built in the 1960s and located within a quarry that formerly contained an office, powder store and manager's house for Ison Mine. These buildings were probably built in 1854 and demolished before the current house was built. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <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.28, 38.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North 8 Jan 1998.
  • <3> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.17.
  • <4> Report: Webb, P.. 2015. Land at Ison Cottage, Wheddon Cross, Exton, Somerset: Results of a desk-based assessment and walkover survey.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12607
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35818



Grid reference Centred SS 9159 3700 (23m by 21m)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Record last edited

Feb 17 2016 2:16PM


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