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HER Number:MDV120320
Name:Mine shafts west of the West Okement River at Meldon Quarry

Summary

Mine shafts in slopes immediately above the adit (MDV12018). Evidence of metal working in the area of limestone and aplite quarries south-east of Meldon Viaduct.

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

  • MINE SHAFT (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 a group of mine shafts presumably worked in tandem with the adit directly below to the east.
The shafts associated with this industry are generally similar to those belonging to the tin industry. They exist as sub-circular hollows with rims of upcast soil on their downslope margins. The remains vary in diameter, most examples being in the area of 3.0 metres with one exceptional example of 6.0 metres.


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 features: #79556 ; #79557 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV120318Related to: Adit west of the West Okement River at Meldon Quarry (Monument)
MDV120322Related to: Mine shafts east of Meldon Pool (Monument)
MDV120319Related to: Mine shafts east 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 11:56AM