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Monument Number 614494

Hob Uid: 614494
Location :
North Devon
Combe Martin
Grid Ref : SS5759047590
Summary : An adit 2m above the High Water mark. The entrnace measures 1.5m wide and 1.7m high. The workings extend into the cliff for some 32m.
More information : SS 5755 4763 One of five adits or shafts (a).

SS 57597 47595. An open adit some 2m above High Water mark on the south side of the west projecting promontory of Lester Point some 300m north of Combe Martin beach.
The entrance, seen clearly from the beach and easily accessible, measures about 1.5m wide, 1 7m high and its passage extends into the cliff on a bearing of 21 degrees (Mag North) for at least 32m before turning to the northwest. It was not ascertained how much further it went into the cliff. According to Claughton (b) it was most probably part of silver lead workings associated with the West Challacombe Mine sett (See SS 54 NE 18) during a period of activity in the mid 19th cent. (1)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ISS 28-MAY-1993
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Source Number : 1a
Source details : Devon SMR SS54NE 10:2, 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 20 - 28-MAY-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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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS 54 NE 10:2
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 54 NE 20
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 54 NE 20
Start Date : 1993-05-28
End Date : 1993-05-28