MEM24721 - Roberts Number 1 Shaft (Monument)
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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.  The shaft was recorded at SS 75056 38240 using GPS in 2010.  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]
- <1> SEM7068 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> SEM8715 Unpublished document: Harley, M.. 2010. Disused Mine Workings within the Authority's Estate. Site 10.
- <3> SEM8520 Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2017. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
- <4>XY SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46345 Roberts Number 1 Shaft, ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7505 3824 (36m by 25m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Record last edited
Oct 16 2019 12:53PM
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