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HER Number:MDV120314
Name:Adit at Black Down Mine, Red-a-ven Brook


Mid-19th century adit north of the wheelpit adjacent to the river.


Grid Reference:SX 569 917
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ADIT (Constructed, XIX - 1835 AD to 1875 AD (Between))

Full description

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1997, The Meldon Industrial Landscape, Okehampton, Devon. An Archaeological Survey, 18-19, figure 9 (Report - Survey). SDV346364.

Immediately north of the wheelpit is the former adit opening. Although now blocked its position is clear at the end of a 'U' shape gully. Material was trammed from the adit and dumped to the north on a linear spoil heap running parallel with the river. Samples of chalcopyrite are to be found within the spoil, confirming its identification as a copper mine.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346364Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1997. The Meldon Industrial Landscape, Okehampton, Devon. An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Bound. 18-19, figure 9. [Mapped feature: #4094 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV63126Part of: Mine remains on the Red-a-ven Brook (Monument)
MDV120313Related to: Mine shafts at Black Down on the Red-a-ven Brook (Monument)
MDV102883Related to: Weir 630 metres north-east of Meldon Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120312Related to: Wheelpit at Black Down Mine, Red-a-ven Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2017 10:40AM