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HER Number:MDV120318
Name:Adit west of the West Okement River at Meldon Quarry

Summary

Evidence of metal working west of the West Okement River consisting of an adit which remains open for a short stretch and was presumably worked in tandem with the shafts that ascend the slope immediately above it. A fine example, evidence of the attendant spoil heap has been obliterated by later activity in the area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 563 920
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 (XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1997, The Meldon Industrial Landscape, Okehampton, Devon. An Archaeological Survey, 19, figs 10-13 (Report - Survey). SDV346364.

Evidence of metal working west of the West Okement River consisting of an adit which remains open for a short stretch and was presumably worked in tandem with the shafts that ascend the slope immediately above it. A fine example, evidence of the attendant spoil heap has been obliterated by later activity in the area.


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Visible on the lidar data.

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. 19, figs 10-13.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79552 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV120322Related to: Mine shafts east of Meldon Pool (Monument)
MDV120319Related to: Mine shafts east of the West Okement River at Meldon Quarry (Monument)
MDV120320Related to: Mine shafts west of the West Okement River at Meldon Quarry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4968 - Survey of Meldon Industrial Landscape

Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2017 11:39AM