MMO1761 - Post-medieval adits south of Neck Wood (Monument)

Summary

Two post-medieval adits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. There are no records of deep mine working in this area, other than ironstone openworks (see MMO1760) and the percise date and function of these adits are not known.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two post-medieval adits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs to the south of Neck Wood. They are very similar in size, measuring 3 and 4 metres across. The larger adit is situated at SS 6330 4812 and is roughly circular, and the smaller one at SS 6331 4813 is more rectangular. There are no records of deep mine working in this area, other than ironstone openworks (see MMO1760), and the percise date and function of these adits are not known. However, Combe Martin, Girt Down and Holdstone Down, all of which are known for mining activity, particularly silver, lead, iron and maganese are all within 4 kilometers of thies area, and it is possible that these adits are associated with this mining activity. Neither adit is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4373 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 NW. MD002171.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6331 4812 (27m by 10m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish TRENTISHOE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW74
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1461467

Record last edited

Mar 29 2016 11:49AM

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