MEM15379 - Passmore's Pit at Ison Mine (Monument)

Summary

The shaft is open to a depth of up to 10 metres and surrounded by a hedged enclosure bank topped by a beech hedge. Below the surface the shaft becomes a square, rock-cut opening before becoming obscured by rubbish.

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Full Description

Passmore’s pit is described as being open to a depth of about 10 metres but fenced and filled with sheep carcases. [1] The shaft is 6.2 metres in diameter and 7 metres deep, and below the surface becomes a square, rock cut opening before becoming obscured by rubbish. The surrounding area is covered in spoil. The shaft is surrounded by a hedged enclosure bank topped by a beech hedge. [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.18.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 January 1998.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9042 3711 (26m by 31m)
Map sheet SS93NW
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12610
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 35821

Record last edited

Jan 20 2020 12:46PM

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