MSO12506 - Post-medieval surface workings and adits at Wheal Eliza (Monument)


There are several adits and evidence of surface workings around the area of Wheal Eliza Mine (MSO6802).

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Several 19th Century adits and signs of surface workings are seen as earthworks around Wheal Eliza mine (MSO6802). Around 50 metres upstream from the mine are 2 or possibly 3 adits surviving as linear depressions with upcast banks on each side. The west adit is approximately 1.25 metres deep with large banks on each side for about 15 metres, then a slight depression runs up the hill possobly covered by a field wall to the north. The other river bank adits are similar. There are at least two others higher up the hillside and a circular rock-cut feature about 1.5 metres in diameter immiediately northeast of the main shaft (MSO12503). The rock outcrops northwest of Wheal Eliza cottage (MSO12505) also show signs of surface workings. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35708



Grid reference Centred SS 7840 3809 (45m by 48m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Oct 23 2013 4:22PM


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