MMO938 - Undated open cast iron workings on Lype Hill (Monument)

Summary

These open cast iron workings are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1964. While undated, they are likely to predate the 19th Century Brendon Hills iron industry.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Open cast iron workings on Lype Hill. These features are undated, but likely to predate the 19th Century Brendon Hills iron industry. Some of these workings are marked on the general map of mines contained within Sellick volume on the West Somerset Mineral Railway. [1-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 0143-45 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F62) 0143 (27 April 1964).
  • <3> Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second.
  • <4> Archive: Dyer, C.A.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1132551, Extant 26 April 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9450 3711 (562m by 441m) (7 map features)
Map sheet SS93NW
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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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): MSO9306
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW121
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1132551

Record last edited

Apr 26 2022 1:37PM

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