MMO889 - Weekfield Trial Shaft, Exton (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 Ordnance Survey map of the area. Three other extractive pits are also visible on vertical photographs at SS 9465 3532 and SS 9490 3550. [1-4] The site is visible as a small spoil heap adjacent to the filled shaft. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 2153 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. p 40.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1980. 1:10000 Map, 1980. 1:10000.
  • <4> Archive: Dyer, C.A.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <5> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. 17.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1132358, Extant 4 May 2022.



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

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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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1132358

Record last edited

May 4 2022 10:07AM


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