MEM24721 - Roberts Number 1 Shaft (Monument)


The shaft was sunk by the Exmoor Mining Syndicate in Autumn 1910 at the west end of an existing openwork trench. Work ceased in 1913.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

5.1.12, SS 7511 3819. Roberts number 1 shaft. This was commenced by the Exmoor Mining Syndicate in Autumn 1910. It was sited at the west end of an openwork trench of unknown age and at 21 metres deep, miners broke through into deads associated with the openwork, which was 10 to 25 metres deep there. Further works took place and several hundred tons of ore were discovered, left as a pillar by "the old men" but very little was removed before work ceased at the end of November 1913. The shaft was blocked in 1995. [1] The shaft was recorded at SS 75056 38240 using GPS in 2010. [2] The location of the shaft can be seen on aerial photographs dating to 2017. It is shown as a rectangular enclosure on 2018 Ordnance Survey MasterMap data. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <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. 5.1.12 p10.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Harley, M.. 2010. Disused Mine Workings within the Authority's Estate. Site 10.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2017. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46345 Roberts Number 1 Shaft, ]

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 7505 3824 (36m by 25m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Oct 16 2019 12:53PM


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