MSO12592 - Post-medieval adit north of Stone (Monument)


An adit is recorded on historic mapping. It was noted to be well preserved during a site visit in 1996.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 8651 3892. Unnamed mine in Exford parish - trial adit 100 yards north of Stone. Mineral and date not known. [1] SS 86512 38924. Cut into the steep bank on the north side of Stone Lane track some 130 metres north-northeast of Stone House and about 335 metres above Ordnance Datum, is a well preserved adit 2.2 metres high and 1.2 metres wide. It runs north-northwestwards into the hill and has been blocked by a brick wall about 8 metres in from the opening. Spoil from the adit may have been dumped in the field to the immediate south of the lane. The annotation `Adit' appears at this location on the 1888 Ordnance Survey map [2], although the adit is not depicted until the 1903 revision [3]. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5] The adit is depicted and labelled on the 2021 MasterMap data. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Report: Claughton, P. F.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. p155.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1888, Somerset 46(5).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903, Somerset 46(5).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 February 1996.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1091744, Extant 21 September 2021.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #47544 ]



Grid reference SS 8651 3892 (point)
Map sheet SS83NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6794
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE73
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1091744
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35800

Record last edited

Sep 21 2021 11:57AM


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