MMO889 - Weekfield Trial Shaft (Monument)

Summary

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 Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981.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.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9478 3556 (63m by 33m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW
Civil Parish EXTON, 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): 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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