MSO12614 - Hoe Combe Drift, Ison Mine (Monument)


A mine shaft or drift, part of Ison Mine, is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. The shaft is visible as a partly filled earthwork.

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The Ordnance Survey 1st edition 1:2500 county series map of circa 1889 is annotated `Old shaft’ at this grid reference. This seems to refer to the shaft which is just to the east of the site (MSO12609), though this shaft is within an associated enclosed area. [1] This shaft is depicted within an enclosure on the 2009 Ordnance Survey MasterMap mapping. [2] An unfenced shaft recorded at 90863710 is described as being partly open and filled with ‘wire netting and other rubbish’. [4] The 'extensive linear openwork with lode-back (i.e. surface prospecting) pits' identified as being at Hoe Combe during the Earlier Iron-Working on Exmoor preliminary survey may relate to Eison Mine, rather than particularly to the Hoe Combe drift. [5]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Survey: RCHME. 1997. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 93 NW 32.
  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North 8 Jan 1998.
  • <4> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. 18.
  • <5> Report: Juleff, G.. 1997. Earlier Iron-Working on Exmoor: Preliminary Survey. 30, table 1.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MEM15385
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35825



Grid reference Centred SS 90847 37111 (41m by 27m)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Record last edited

Mar 20 2014 3:00PM


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