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HER Number:MDV19860
Name:Great Heasley Mine

Summary

Un-named mine. Shaft 350 yards north of great heasley farm. Reported to be the site of ancient copper working.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 729 326
Map Sheet:SS73SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH MOLTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Great Heasley Mine. Site of pre 17th century copper mine to north of Great Heasley

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS73SW/42

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

CLAUGHTON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4554.

Un-named mine. Shaft 350 yards north of great heasley farm. Reported to be the site of ancient copper working (claughton).


CLAUGHTON, 1989, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV66098.

Small working with hand picked adit. May be an early mine. Copper mine at north molton documented from 1346 (claughton, 1989).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV66099.

Claughton, p. F. /pmmcj/4 pt 1(1973)7/the metalliferous mines of north devon and exmoor(in smr).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV66100.

Claughton, p. F. /report on bampfylde mine/(1989)in parish file.


Hedley, L. and Cranstone, D., 1995, Monuments Protection Programme, Zink, Copper, Minor Metals, Step Three: Copper Industry Site Assessment, Great Heasley Mine, Number 13 (Report - non-specific). SDV357790.

Great Heasley Mine (SS 729 326). Prime metal- Copper. Description- Small, possibly 14th century, copper working consisting of hand-picked adit and shallow shaft. Landscape- Situated within small, isolated North Molton, copper and iron mining area Private land. Arch- Not known. Site was ‘excavated’ in the 1970s by a local geologist though some archaeological potential may remain. Period- Pre 17th century. Documented 1346 reference may refer to this site. Assessment- The site is on private and, with access problems, and could not be located, but it is believed to be of national importance from desk evidence. Action- Schedule if location and quality confirmed by Step 6 visit. Management- No known needs. Grading- Lesser national importance.


Hedley, L. and Cranstone, D., 1995, Monuments Protection Programme, Zink, Copper, Minor Metals, Step Three: The Copper Industry, Introduction to Step 3 Assessments, 18 (Report - non-specific). SDV357718.

13. Great Heasley Mine SS 729 326.
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 (Report - non-specific). SDV357940.

Hand-worked adit of probable medieval date but likely to have been diminished in importance by digging and no longer considered highly representative of its period in spite of the rarity of early mining remains.

Earthwork site unsuitable for public enjoyment and education and manageable under existing development control regime as contributor to local landscape character.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357718Report - non-specific: Hedley, L. and Cranstone, D.. 1995. Monuments Protection Programme, Zink, Copper, Minor Metals, Step Three: The Copper Industry, Introduction to Step 3 Assessments. English Heritage. A4 Bound. 18.
SDV357790Report - non-specific: Hedley, L. and Cranstone, D.. 1995. Monuments Protection Programme, Zink, Copper, Minor Metals, Step Three: Copper Industry Site Assessment, Great Heasley Mine. English Heritage. A4 Bound. Number 13.
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.
SDV4554Migrated Record: CLAUGHTON.
SDV66098Migrated Record: CLAUGHTON, 1989.
SDV66099Migrated Record:
SDV66100Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2019 10:52AM