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HER Number:MDV47630
Name:MINE in the Parish of Uffculme

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:ST 101 090
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKENTISBEARE
Ecclesiastical ParishBLACKBOROUGH
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NW/85

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Stanes, R. G. F., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV39898.

The collapsed tunnels and spoil pits above bodmiscombe are still plain to see (stanes).

1890, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV41603.

"old workings (whetstone)" marked on os 6" (1890) at c st102088 (os).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV41607.

Area of whetstone workings visible on raf 1947 ap's. Extends throughout newcombe common and tower plot, continuing onto st00ne (see st00ne-48) rough extent plotted onto smr overlay (aph).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV41609.

Des=os 6"(1890)47sw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV41611.

Des=griffith, f. M. /as above(20/7/1990).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV41612.

Des=os 6" (1906)47sw.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV41613.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1974/2294 4292-3/(11/4/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV41614.

Stanes, r. /tda/125(1993)72,86/devonshire batts.

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV677.

Vis=10/7/1990 (griffith) the northern side of blackborough common bears extensive traces of whetstone mining, the remains of openworks and true mines. Whetstone mining here only ended in the 1920's (mr. Northam, bodmiscombe farm, pers comm). The ruinous nature of garnsey's tower (st10nw-27) is locally attributed to mining subsidence. The hillsides show traces of pits, adits and spoilheaps. Full extent not explored in quick visit. Continues as st00ne-48 (griffith).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

"old workings" marked on os 6" (1906) c st10200855 - st08200900 (os).

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1992 - 1993, Blackdown Hills Survey Archive (Archive - Survey). SDV324187.

Vis=1/9/1992 (reed and stead) mounds are visible on the side of the hillslope. A collapsed mine-shaft is exposed adjacent to the path.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV324187Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1992 - 1993. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. A4 Unbound.
SDV39898Migrated Record: Stanes, R. G. F..
SDV41603Migrated Record: 1890.
SDV41607Migrated Record: APH.
SDV41609Migrated Record:
SDV41611Migrated Record:
SDV41612Migrated Record:
SDV41613Aerial Photograph:
SDV41614Migrated Record:
SDV677Report - Survey: Griffith, F. M..

Associated Monuments

MDV110227Part of: Whetstone Mines Around North Hill, Black Down, Blackborough Common, Tower Plot and Newcombe Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 9 2019 10:06AM