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HER Number:MDV136
Name:Wheal Langdon, Clawton

Summary

Manganese working active circa 1845, and possibly later.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 366 009
Map Sheet:SS30SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClawton
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAWTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Wheal Langdon Manganese Mine, marked on nineteenth century mapping north of Langdon Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30SE/3
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CAST MINE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Langdon Mine (Manganese Disused)' shown.


Ordnance Survey, 1907, 62NE (Cartographic). SDV15759.

'Langdon Mine (Manganese Disused)' shown.


Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 97 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

L2 Langdon. Manganese. Other details: Fig 1.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

'Langdon Mine (Manganese Disused)' shown.


Claughton, P. F., 1993, A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset (Un-published). SDV3410.

Also known as Wheal Langdon. Series of openworks north of Langdon Farm. Manganese working active circa.1845 and possibly later. Other details: 0006.


Hedley, L. and Cranstone, D., 1995, Monuments Protection Programme, Zinc, Copper, Minor Metals Step Three: Vein Minerals, Introduction to Step 3 Site Assessments, 7, 20 (Report - non-specific). SDV357666.

1. Wheal Langdon SS 367 008.
Lesser national importance.
Manganese; Opencut- no modification.


Hedley, L. and Cranstone, D., 1995, Monuments Protection Programme, Zink, Copper, Minor Metals, Step Three: Site Assessment- Wheal Langdon, Number 1, photo LXXXIXI.8 (Report - non-specific). SDV357721.

Wheal Langdon (SS 367 008). Prime metal- manganese. Description- Disseminated linear manganese open working with spoil bank on north side. Landscape- Isolated mining site within rich agricultural landscape. Public access from bridleway. Arch-Low. Period- Post-medieval. Assessment- Opencut/pits largely infilled or contain ponds. Little archaeological potential appears to remain at the site though as an example of open working with good public access it has some value. Action- Consider for scheduling. Management- Some damage from grazing animals. Grading- Lesser national importance.


Andrew Brown, 1998, Monuments Protection Programme The Non-Ferrous Metals (Tin, Copper, Arsenic and Minor Metals) Industries: Appendix III, Step 4 Report, Site Number DV1 (Report - non-specific). SDV357940.

Post-Medieval mine site too poorly preserved to be highly representative but nevertheless an important contributor to local landscape character.

Earthwork site, robust and suitable for low-key public access from nearby footpath. Manageable under existing regime.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15759Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 62NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV3410Un-published: Claughton, P. F.. 1993. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. A List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset. Unknown.
SDV357666Report - non-specific: Hedley, L. and Cranstone, D.. 1995. Monuments Protection Programme, Zinc, Copper, Minor Metals Step Three: Vein Minerals, Introduction to Step 3 Site Assessments. English Heritage. A4 Bound. 7, 20.
SDV357721Report - non-specific: Hedley, L. and Cranstone, D.. 1995. Monuments Protection Programme, Zink, Copper, Minor Metals, Step Three: Site Assessment- Wheal Langdon. English Heritage. A4 Unbound. Number 1, photo LXXXIXI.8.
SDV357940Report - non-specific: Andrew Brown. 1998. Monuments Protection Programme The Non-Ferrous Metals (Tin, Copper, Arsenic and Minor Metals) Industries: Appendix III, Step 4 Report. Monument Protection Programme. A4 Unbound. Site Number DV1.
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 97.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2019 2:18PM