MEM24725 - 19th Century shaft at Roman Lode (Monument)


A shaft sunk by Robert Smith for John Knight in late 1854 or early 1855 to assess the existing workings.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

5.1.14. SS 7538 3813. In late 1854 or early 1855, Robert Smith sank through the deads on the old workings to a depth of 13.7 metres and found a lode four or five feet thick. No further work appears to have taken place at this end of the openwork. In 1995 the shaft collar had collapsed. [1] The shaft is labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] The shaft was recorded at SS 75368 38124 using GPS in 2010. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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. 5.1.114 p11. [Mapped feature: #46259 Robert Smith's shaft, 5.1.14]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Harley, M.. 2010. Disused Mine Workings within the Authority's Estate. Site 12. [Mapped feature: #46348 Robert Smith's shaft, Site 12]



Grid reference Centred SS 7537 3812 (12m by 6m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Oct 16 2019 12:52PM


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