MEM15406 - 19th Century mine shaft at Blacklands Mine (Monument)

Summary

A former mine shaft is situated to the northwest of Blacklands Mine, of which it was part.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A former mine shaft to the northwest of Blacklands Mine at circa SS 8387 3690, with which it was related. It is 61 metres deep and connecting with North adit, approximately 250 metres to the eastsoutheast. [1] An 'Old Shaft' is depicted and annotated at SS 8387 3691 on the Ordnance Survey 1st Edition County Series 1:2500 map, in an area of rough ground. It occupies the space in a corner of the parish boundary between Withypool and Hawkridge and Exford Parishes. [2] The 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map depicts the feature with an additional small earthwork to the south. [3]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Bryant T.C. 1980. The Hollow Hills of Brendon. 3.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8387 3690 (43m by 47m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish WITHYPOOL

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW35
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 974457
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34293

Record last edited

Apr 10 2017 3:10PM

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