MSO7714 - Iron mine southwest of Beggearn Huish (Monument)


The mine was opened in 1843 when iron ore deposits were found. Its exact location is unknown.

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Full Description

Iron ore deposits were found in the parish at Fair Cross and Beggearn Huish in 1843, and a mine was opened at Beggearn Huish then. It is recorded in the papers of Sir John Trevelyan of Nettlecombe; his main interests were at Colton Pits on the Brendons to the south. [1] Shown on a map of Nettlecombe. [2] The main mining activity however was concentrated at Colton (MSO7702). [3] Exact location uncertain - marginal site. [4]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Dunning, R. W. (editor). 1985. A History of the County of Somerset. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research. 5. 117.
  • <2> Map: 1843. Map of Nettlecombe DD.WY.
  • <3> Unassigned: Dennison, E. 12.02.85. Somerset County Council.
  • <4> Unassigned: Dennison, E, Somerset County Council. 10.10.88.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. Somerset County Council SMR 29 Sep 1986.



Grid reference ST 03 39 (point)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11954
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW48
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 975209
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34560

Record last edited

Feb 22 2013 3:06PM


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