MSO11010 - Post-medieval adit on south side of Elsworthy (Monument)

Summary

An adit is cut into the steep side of Sparcombe Water.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Adit cut into steep side of Sparcombe water. Entrance is 1 metre wide and 1.5 metres high with 0.5 metres of mud and stone. Passage aligned c.355 degrees. [1] Associated with other quarries along Orchard Bottom. [2] Second adit at SS 8171 4081. [3] This may or may not be the adit recorded by Jones as 7.2.3 in his report of 1995 (MEM24731), which he states is at SS 8164 4091. [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>XY Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33149, R. McDonnell, 11 January 1982. [Mapped features: #46146 ; #46147 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. SS84SW.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33149, Letter, ENP to Somerset County Council, 29 November 1983. [Mapped features: #46146 ; #46147 ]
  • <4> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1985. Recommendations for the Management of Archaeological Sites in the Exmoor National Park at Warren, Pinford, Tom's Hill and Hayes Allotment. 74 (site 193).
  • <5> Report: Exmoor Mines Research Group. 1995. Report on the safety condition of disused mine workings on lands owned by Exmoor National Park Department and other lands nearby. 7.2.3 p18-19.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975045, Extant 13 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8167 4084 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7050
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW134
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975045
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33149

Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 10:34AM

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