MSO6791 - Post-medieval adit west of Muddicombe (Monument)

Summary

An adit is believed to survive obscured by vegetation. The body of William Stenner is reputed to have been recovered from here.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"..the discovery of his (William Stenner's) body in an abandoned mine tunnel, in the side of the valley west of the ruined farm of Muddicombe". [1] The adit, alluded to by [1], was confirmed by the owner of Muddicombe [2] who described it as being covered by a rhododendron bush and being silted up and barely visible. The site is at SS 8350 3911 and is completely obscured by vegetation and the rhododendron bush described by [2]. The adit appears to have drained into a stream. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Roger A. Burton. p182 (relating account of suicide of William Stenner)..
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Mr Rawle, Exford; owner of Muddicombe..
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 2 August 1995. [Mapped feature: #47444 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1046480, Extant 10 August 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8350 3911 (point)
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12351
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW54
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1046480
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35539

Record last edited

Aug 10 2021 5:19PM

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