MSO12517 - Post-medieval mining trial pit east of Wheal Eliza (Monument)

Summary

A large trial pit, quarry or possibly the entrance to an adit. This is probably connected with the working of Wheal Eliza (MSO6802) in the 19th Century.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large trial pit, quarry or possibly the entrance to an adit lies on the hillslope to the east of Wheal Eliza (MSO6802). It is at least 20 metres across and 4 to 5 metres deep at the uphill end. The lower side has a lip of spoil heaps. The interior is overgrown. A path leads diagonally down the hill (to the south) where further smaller pits and spoil heaps lie next to the main path up the valley. This is probably connected with the working of Wheal Eliza (MSO6802) in the 19th Century. [1] The smaller pits and spoil heaps along the valley, mentioned above, do not appear to have their own records within the Historic Environment Record. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unassigned: Webster CJ SCED. 20.9.1998. Site visit report.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. S Thorogood, 17 October 2013.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7873 3799 (29m by 29m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35719

Record last edited

Oct 17 2013 11:06AM

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