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HER Number:MDV46830
Name:SHAFT in the Parish of North Molton


Site of a deep shaft at Upcott Mine which was capped in 1912


Grid Reference:SS 755 293
Map Sheet:SS72NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH MOLTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NE/1/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHAFT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1903, 6" 15SE, OS 6" 15SE (Cartographic). SDV61742.

Site of 'Shaft' shown on OS 6" (1903) map.

Dewey, H., 1921, Lead, silver and zinc ores of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset (Article in Serial). SDV62838.

Dixon, D., 1983, Untitled Source, 279 (Monograph). SDV322502.

Shaft, Upcott Mine. Site marked by a depression set between the mounds of 2 spoil heaps in SW corner of field. Dewey noted that it was said to be 27 fathoms deep, with a winze a further 10 fathoms deep. The farmer states that the shaft was capped wth pine logs in 1912.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV322502Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Mol. 279.
SDV61742Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1903. 6" 15SE. OS 6" 15SE. OS 6" 15SE.
SDV62838Article in Serial: Dewey, H.. 1921. Lead, silver and zinc ores of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Memoirs of the Geological Survey. 26. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV756Part of: Upcott Mine (Monument)
MDV46834Related to: EARTHWORK in the Parish of North Molton (Monument)
MDV46831Related to: SHAFT in the Parish of North Molton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM