MSO12505 - 19th Century cottage at Wheal Eliza (Monument)


A post-medieval two roomed cottage with a small yard at Wheal Eliza Mine (MSO6802).

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Full Description

A 19th Century cottage associated with the Wheal Eliza mine (MSO6802), consisting of a two roomed building of slate rubble with some brick and concrete dressings. A yard area lies to the west with a small building at the west end. [1-3] Will Little was the last man to live at Wheal Eliza cottage (and the last of the Little family line of shepherds), until it was replaced in 1952 by a new bungalow nearer to the main road. [4, 5] The site was inspected in 2010. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unassigned: Burrow. 19.7.1979. site visit records.
  • <2> Article in serial: Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. + Murless, B.. 1980. Somerset Archaeology 1979. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 124. 136 (Measured Plan).
  • <3> Survey: SCC HBC 3.14.2.
  • <4> Photograph: Unknown. 1975. Photographs of Will Little.
  • <5> Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Roger A. Burton.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Harley, M.. 2010. Disused Mine Workings within the Authority's Estate.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35707



Grid reference Centred SS 7842 3812 (34m by 15m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:37PM


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