MSO7850 - Nethercott's Adit, Comberow (Monument)


An unsuccessful adit opened by a Mr Nethercott in 1936.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An adit was opened unsuccessful by a Mr Nethercott of Roadwater in 1936, in the hillside above Clapper House. [1] The adit is said to be 15 metres long but is now blocked. [2] The remains of this adit lie at ST 0199 3541. A depression some 20 metres long, 10 to 12 metres wide and 2 to 3 metres deep lies to the west of a spoil dump some 20 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1 to 1.5 metres high. This is the remains of Nethercott's adit, an unsuccessful trial adit dug in 1936 by Mr Nethercott of Roadwater [2]. [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. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. 84.
  • <2> Monograph: Bryant T.C. 1980. The Hollow Hills of Brendon. 6-7.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <4> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. 14.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975197, Updated 30 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11807
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW42
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975197
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34383



Grid reference ST 0196 3545 (point)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Record last edited

May 30 2022 3:59PM


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