MEM15407 - North Adit, Blacklands Mine (Monument)


The well preserved 19th Century adit of Blacklands Mine is shown on historic and modern mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The north adit of Blacklands Mine, on the western side of Pennycombe water at circa SS 8411 3686. The adit is very well preserved and still has water issuing from it. A tramway is in situ emerging from it and the opening is still accessible. The remains of one ore wagon is visible within. [1] The adit is depicted and annotated on the Ordnance Survey 1st Edition County Series map and on the 2nd Edition map. [2,3] The adit is still shown on modern MasterMap data. [4] The adit connecs to a mine shaft approximately 250 metres to the westnorthwest (MEM15406). [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, March 1996.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <5> Monograph: Bryant T.C. 1980. The Hollow Hills of Brendon. 3.



Grid reference Centred SS 8410 3685 (11m by 12m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS83NW

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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 5 2017 11:44AM


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