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Monument Number 915161

Hob Uid: 915161
Location :
North Devon
Grid Ref : SS6703047710
Summary : An area of probable ironstone workings of approximately 1870.
More information : SS 6703 4771. The site occupies the foot of steep south-facing slopes overlooking a stream. It is depicted on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map (2) in an area of open moorland as "unannotated workings", excavated into the slope with an associated spoil heap to the south. By 1904 the site is depicted (3) by 'quarry and spoil' symbols, covering an area about 1 ha, with a rectangular tank a few metres to the west. It is annotated "Old Quarry" suggesting that it had gone out of use by then. The site now lies in a fenced-off area of thick scrub and deciduous woodland within an intake area of rough pasture. There is no trace of the tank and although the quarry area is visible it is inaccessible due to the thick undergrowth. Claughton (1) states that this is locally reputed to be the site on an (un-named) iron mine and although its date is not known he considers it probably of the 1870 period.

No Survey Action. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source details : Claughton P.F. 2-Jul-93 A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset.
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1889 1:2500 Devon Sheet 2:15
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1904 1:2500 Devon Sheet 2:15
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Sainsbury IS 20-Jul-93 RCHME Field Investigation.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : c.1870
Monument End Date : 1880
Monument Start Date : 1860
Monument Type : Ironstone Workings
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 NE 39
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Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31