MMO1126 - Guerney Level (Monument)

Summary

A possible level of post-medieval date, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1946-7. It may have been part of Withiel Hill Pit, one of the Brendon Hills Iron Ore Company mines.

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Type and Period (4)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible level of post-medieval date was seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. The level, centred at ST 0030 3360, may be accompanied by a second level at ST 0032 3357, but this is difficult to interpret. The second feature could alternatively be quarrying as there are other quarries in the vicinity at ST 0026 3352, ST 0030 3348 and ST 0050 3345. [1-3] A level which was part of Withiel Hill Pit and was one of the Brendon Hills Iron Ore Company mines, possibly visible as earthworks. The trial adit is approximately 18 metres in length and accessed via a small apeture at the entrance. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 4283-4284 (4 November 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 1145-1146 (23 January 1947).
  • <3> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, ST 03 SW.
  • <4> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. p14.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0040 3352 (318m by 182m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03SW
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9053
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW56
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1165003

Record last edited

Jul 25 2018 1:03PM

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