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Langham Hill Pit

Hob Uid: 1128079
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luxborough, Brompton Regis
Grid Ref : SS9777235567
Summary : "Langham Hill pit, disused" is marked on the 6" map of 1962. It was one of the Brendon Hills Iron Ore Company works and was started in 1839 when it was originally called "Goosemoor Mine". A pumping and winding engine and engine house were installed in 1866. The engine house has recently been excavated and is now exposed. The shaft head is fenced around, but is clearly visible.
More information : See summary.

Located at SS 9772 3560 is an area of disturbed ground associated with the disused ironstone mine of Langham Hill Pit. The features were visible as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. (5)

After it was abandoned, the mine spoil heaps were used to entomb the mine buildings, at the request of the landowner.The engine house which stood beside the shaft head has recently been excavated. It stands at SS 9775 3561. It now survives as a combination of wall footings and walls standing to 2 m high. (6)

The site is described with detailed plans in an unpublished report by MH Jones (1998). (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 6" 1962
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Source : The West Somerset mineral railway and the story of the Brendon Hills iron mines
Source details : Sellick R, 1970 The West Somerset Mineral Railway
Page(s) : 13,39,40,46
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Source Number : 3
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : CPE.UK.1980 3337 April 1947
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Bryant TC, 1980, The Hollow Hills of Brendon
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980/3837 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North March 1999 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : MH Jones 1998 `Notes on some of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Mineral Railway' unpub MSS
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Source : Langham Hill Pit/pencil survey
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Source : Langham Hill Pit/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Opened 1839
Monument End Date : 1839
Monument Start Date : 1839
Monument Type : Ironstone Mine
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extended 1866
Monument End Date : 1866
Monument Start Date : 1866
Monument Type : Ironstone Mine, Pump House, Winder House, Winding Engine
Evidence : Earthwork, Destroyed Monument

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33744
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 NE 59
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Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: BRENDON HILLS MAPPING PROJECT, NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-10-01