MSO11264 - Post-medieval adit northwest of Newland (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval adit consists of a triangular opening cut into the shaly subsoil.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Adit at SS 8233 3860 facing north on south side of valley running into hill north to south. [1] Was part of the Newland mining operations. [2] "Adit" marked on the 1979 map but not on the 1962 map. [3,4] An adit is centred at SS 8237 3865 on north-northeast facing slopes on the southern side of Pennycombe Water. It is in good condition and consists of a triangular opening measuring 1.1 metres across (at ground level) and 0.5 metres high, cut into the shaly subsoil. Access to the interior is possible, but was not attempted, and the passage could be seen for some 8 metres, dipping downwards into the hillside. A length of tram rail is visible inside. A gulley, 2.9 metres wide and 1.0 metres deep leads from the adit, but has been crossed by a later catchwork leat. No spoil heap is visible. [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] The adit is marked and labelled on the 2021 MasterMap data. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston, Somerset County Council, 6 January 1977.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 4 February 1983.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1979. 1:10,000 SS83NW.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS83NW.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 3 August 1995.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974430, Extant 11 August 2021.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #47500 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8237 3864 (point)
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6749
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW24
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974430
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33605

Record last edited

Aug 11 2021 4:17PM

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