MEM24720 - Comer's Adit (Monument)


An adit started in 1856 by the Dowlais Company with the intention of intersecting Rogers' lode. It was driven for 137 metres before being abandoned in the same year.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

5.1.11, SS 7516 3800. Comer's Adit was started on 2 February 1956 by the Dowlais Company, who hoped to intersect Rogers' lode. This was unsuccessful and the level was abandoned in December 1856. It was driven for 137 metres, including the length of open cutting approaching the adit entrance. It was completely blocked in 1995. [1] The feature is depicted as an earthwork on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] McDonnell transcribed the feature as one of three irregular shaped areas of quarrying or mining in the 1980s. [3-5] The feature can be seen on aerial photography dating from the 2010s. [6-8] The site was recorded at SS 75165 38006 using GPS in 2010. [9]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • --- Report: Bray, L.S.. 2014. Archaeological walkover surveys on Burcombe: May - October, 2012. Exmoor National Park Authority.
  • <1> 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. 5.1.11 p10.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3450 (April 1947).
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/71-167 75/7603 (September 1971).
  • <5> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7538A.
  • <6>XY Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2013. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park. [Mapped feature: #46253 Comer's Adit, ]
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2015. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <8> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2017. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Harley, M.. 2010. Disused Mine Workings within the Authority's Estate.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 7516 3803 (38m by 100m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2022 11:26AM


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