MSO8965 - Smoky Bottom Level (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
"Smoky Bottom level, disused" is marked on the 6" and 25" maps. It was one of the Brendon Hills Iron Ore Company mines, likely to have been an adit, but little is known of its history. Low banks making three small enclosures with a cluster of narrow linear depressions were noted on aerial photographs. [1-7] The site of Smoky Bottom Level is in a valley bottom, now used for rough pasture. No surface indications of the mine could be seen.  The site has been levelled by ploughing and spoil removed for hardcore. Water issuing from the adit is piped to the stream about 100 metres to the south. 
- <1> SSO1627 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93NE.
- <2> SSO1535 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 25" sheet. 58(1).
- <3> SMO5787 Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. Sellick R, 1970 The West Somerset Mineral Railway.
- <4> SSO815 Monograph: Bryant T.C. 1980. The Hollow Hills of Brendon. 6.
- <5> SMO4067 Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 3337 April 1947.
- <6> SSO289 Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3337.
- <7> SSO708 Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9735.
- <8> SMO5111 Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. 31-MAR-1999.
- <9> SEM7005 Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.15.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 978 350 (59m by 112m)|
|Civil Parish||BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1127755 (Original Monarch entry: 1127755)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11085
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE40
- National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1127755
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33382
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Apr 30 2018 11:05PM
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