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HER Number:MDV120322
Name:Mine shafts east of Meldon Pool

Summary

Large mine shaft; evidence of metal working around the West Okement River associated with two adits and further shafts to the south and south-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 920
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.

Mine shafts to the east of the river; associated with a pair of particularly fine adits and further shafts to the south-west and south (MDV120317-20). 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.

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. [Mapped features: #79559 ; #79560 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV120317Related to: Adit to the east of the West Okement River at Meldon Quarry (Monument)
MDV120318Related to: Adit west of the West Okement River at Meldon Quarry (Monument)
MDV4826Related to: Meldon Lime Works (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 11:55AM