MMO1747 - Possible 19th Century iron mining remains north of Vellacott Lane (Monument)

Summary

A probable post-medieval extractive pit is visible on aerial photographs. It is situated near to Girt Down, well known for iron mining during the 19th Century, and this pit or quarry is associated with the 19th Century iron working.

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A probable post-medieval extractive pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in a field to the north of Vellacott Lane. The pit, centred at SS 6060 4683, measures approximately 30 metres across and is partially covered by vegetation on the photograph referred to below. It is situated less than 1 kilometre from Girt Down, an area well known for iron mining during the 19th Century (see MDE8274), and it seems likely that this pit or quarry is associated with the 19th Century iron working, possibly as a test pit or similar investigation. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, but appears on the 2nd Edition map. [1-4] Irregular, quarried depression north of Vellacott Lane. Marked by the Ordnance Survey. [5-7] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 165-66 (15 April 1972).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 NW. MD002171. [Mapped feature: #46023 ]
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM 2656 (June 1978).
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. 106G/UK/1655 3179 (July 1946).
  • <7> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6046A.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1461419, Extant 8 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6060 4683 (37m by 38m) Similarly transcribed by SEM7406.
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW65
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1461419

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 5:38PM

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