MMO889 - Weekfield Trial Shaft (Monument)


Probable location of Weekfield trail shaft and three post-medieval ironstone pits, visible on vertical aerial photographs.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Probable location of Weekfield trail shaft, clearly visible at SS 9480 3555 on vertical aerial photographs and marked as a tip (disused) on the 1980 1:10,000 OS map of the area. Three other extractive pits are also visible on vertical photographs at SS 9465 3532 and SS 9490 3550. [1,2] The site is visible as a small spoil heap adjacent to the filled shaft. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 2153 23-JAN-1947.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. p 40: Sellick R, The West Somerset Mineral Railway.
  • <3> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <4> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. 17.



Grid reference Centred SS 9478 3556 (63m by 33m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7203
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW94
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1132358

Record last edited

Jan 31 2013 11:21AM


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