MEM15408 - South Adit, Blacklands Mine (Monument)

Summary

A very well preserved adit of Blacklands mine is visible as a linear earthwork in the hillside, but collapse has obscured its entrance.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An adit of Blacklands Mine, centred on circa SS 8414 3679. The adit is very well preserved and still has water issuing from it. It is visible as a linear gash into the hillside, but collapse has obscured its entrance. [1] The adit is described as being open for 100 metres with short branches. [2] The adit is depicted and annotated on the Ordnance Survey 1st Edition County Series 1:2500 map and on the 2nd Edition map, at SS 8413 3678. [3,4] The adit is still depicted and labelled on modern MasterMap data. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

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 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R..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

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8414 3678 (11m by 6m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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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 11:54AM

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