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


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XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R..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.



Grid reference SS 8350 3911 (point)
Map sheet SS83NW

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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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