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Monument Number 1029689

Hob Uid: 1029689
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7605638183
Summary : An adit comprising linear gulley and associated spoil mounds is visible as a series of earthworks on the eastern slopes of Drybridge Combe above the road to Simonsbath, Exmoor. Several prospecting pits are also visible in the immediate vicinty. The earthworks form part of the Blue Gate Iron Mine complex.
More information : An adit, centred at SS 7601 3828, on the eastern slopes of Drybridge Combe below the present road to Simonsbath. It comprises a linear gulley some 2m deep with attendant spoil dumps. To the south the remains of a possible second adit comprise a linear gulley running west-east with attendant spoil heaps on the downslope side. The position of the possible adit is not clear. These two features are connected by a prospecting trench running southwards across the combe. It continues up the southern slopes of the combe for some 40m. It forms part of prospecting activities within Drybridge Combe (SS 73 NE 55 and 57), which were part of the Blue Gate iron mining complex (SS 73 NE 23). (1-2)

The linear gully described above is visible on aerial photographs, together with a number of prospecting pits on either side of the Simonsbath Road (3).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Wilson-North W R 28-OCT-1994 RCHME Field Investigation.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Blue Gate mining complex/ink survey
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 543/2821 (F63) 172-73 27-APR-1964
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Adit, Spoil Heap, Prospecting Pit
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 35738
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO7066
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 73 NE 56
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1099598
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01