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Monument Number 614490

Hob Uid: 614490
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Combe Martin
Grid Ref : SS5760047530
Summary : An adit thought to be an extension of the West Challacombe mine. The opening measures 3.5m by 3m high and extends into the cliff for some 16m.
More information : SS 5760 4753 One of five adits (a).

SS 57606 47539. This adit is visible in the east-facing cliff some 200m north of Combe Martin Beach. At first sight it appears to be no
more than a natural cave but Claughton (b) confirms it was extended by mining, most probably part of workings associated with the west
Challacombe Mine sett (See SS 54 NE 18) during a period of activity in the mid 19th cent.
The entrance to the adit is 3.5m wide and 3m high. It extends into the cliff for 16m in depth. Claughton referred to drilling holes being visible but none were seen. The fact that the adit does not continue suggests the search was unproductive. (1)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ISS 28-APR-1993
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Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon SMR SS 54NE 10:1, 06:12:91
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Source Number : 1b
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Pers Comm, Letter & Maps 22-APR-1993 (P F Claughton)
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Source : Field report on SS 54 NE 19 - 28-APR-1993
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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
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS 54 NE 10:1
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 54 NE 19
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 54 NE 19
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-04-28
End Date : 1993-04-28