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HER Number:MDV108272
Name:Mining Pits, Bamfylde Clump, North Molton


Mining pits, Bamfylde Clump, visible on LiDAR 2011, thought to date from the medieval period.


Grid Reference:SS 728 319
Map Sheet:SS73SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH MOLTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

Pits visible on LiDAR 2011. Look well preserved.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Sevington, D., + Horner, B., 21/03/2014, Bampfylde Clump, North Molton (Correspondence). SDV357309.

Correspondence from member of the public detailing crop marks. Bill Horner responded to advise that many of the envelope crop marks are associated with modern harvesting patterns. Where tumuli was identified Bill Horner has suggested that these are likely to be associated with mining activity during the medieval period and is part of the Barton Iron Mine. These particular pits are well preserved compared to others recorded in the nearby area. There is evidence from Exmoor that iron mining was extensivley worked in the Roman period, so a possibility that the extraction could date back to this period.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #67653 ]
SDV357309Correspondence: Sevington, D., + Horner, B.. 21/03/2014. Bampfylde Clump, North Molton. Emails and attachment. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV706Part of: Barton Iron Mine, North Molton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2014 11:50AM