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HER Number:MDV3613
Name:Wheal Collier Adit, Huckworthy Bridge


In 1846 an adit was sunk in the immediate vicinity of Huckworthy Bridge to intersect the lodes of the Huckworthy Bridge Mine.


Grid Reference:SX 531 705
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSampford Spiney
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/21

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ADIT (XIX - 1846 AD to 1846 AD)

Full description

Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K., 2005, Mines of Devon, pg 44 (Monograph). SDV282410.

In the immediate vicinity of Huckworthy Bridge, prospecting trials were carried out on a number of other lodes. Among these was Wheal Collier, where in 1846 a deep cross-cut adit was being driven north from the Walkham River to intersect the lodes of the Huckworthy Bridge Mine.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Location of adit is not marked on the maps - location is approximate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282410Monograph: Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K.. 2005. Mines of Devon. Mines of Devon. Paperback Volume. pg 44.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV3604Related to: Huckworthy Bridge (Monument)
MDV3622Related to: Huckworthy Bridge Copper Mine (Monument)
MDV5550Related to: Wheal George Copper Mine, Huckworthy Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 20 2012 11:46AM