MEM24718 - Llewellyn's Adit (Monument)

Summary

An adit started in March 1856 by the Dowlais Company, intended to cut Llewellyn's lode but was extended onwards after finding no ore there. It was abandoned in 1859 but extended by the Exmoor Mining Syndicate, abandoned again in 1911.

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Full Description

5.1.8, SS 7484 3815. Llewellyn's adit was started in March 1856 by the Dowlais Company, intended to cut Llewellyn's lode at about 45 metres. It was extended onwards after finding no ore there and abandoned in 1859. The main adit was extended by the Exmoor Mining Syndicate but abandoned again in 1911, when it reached 283.5 metres long. It was full of water and blocked in 1995. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Exmoor Mines Research Group. 1995. Report on the safety condition of disused mine workings on lands owned by Exmoor National Park Department and other lands nearby. 5.1.8 p8-9. [Mapped feature: #46251 Llewellyn's adit, 5.1.8]

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Location

Grid reference SS 7484 3815 (point)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2019 11:07AM

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