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HER Number:MDV51838
Name:Adits south and west of Belford Mill, Ashburton

Summary

Adit shown on 19th century maps to the south of Belford Mill. Several other adits and other features have been found in this area

Location

Grid Reference:SX 752 715
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/178

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Adit' shown on 19th century map to the south of Belford Mill.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Adit' shown on early 20th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1938, 108SE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition, 108SE (Cartographic). SDV336777.

'Adit' marked on early 20th century map. Probably related to Druid Copper Mine lying directly to the west.

Berry, N. + Simmonds, T., 1996, An Archaeological Survey of Boro Wood (SX7571), Erme Wood (SX6357), Wistmans Wood (SX6177) and Newpark Waste (SX5961) (Report - Survey). SDV360518.

(1996) Several adits recorded in survey; see report for full details.

Newman, P., 2002, Boro Wood, Ashburton, Devon, 5-6, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV351138.

Four adits shown to the north and south of Belford Mill. Only Adit (a) is shown on historic mapping.
Adit (a) 20 metres south of Belford Mill opens onto the road. It is apparently clear for several metres and has an open air shaft 10 metres back from the opening.
Adit (b) 200 metres to the north-west of Belford Mill beside the lower track is an open adit which is clear but currently water-filled.
Adit (c) circa 150 metres to the north-west of Belford Mill and circa 75 metres to the south-east of Adit (b) is a blocked adit.
Adit (d) is a blocked adit immediately to the north of Belford Mill.
It is not known which mine these adits were associated with (Whiddon or Druid Mine) or if they represent independent exploration.
Several other features are shown and described including trenches, two earthwork building platforms and remains of the Bedford Mill leat.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2006, Woodland Management Survey data (Cartographic). SDV364209.

Depicted on the GIS Layer based on the 1996 woodland survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

'Adit' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336777Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 108SE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper). 108SE.
SDV351138Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Boro Wood, Ashburton, Devon. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. AI/7/2002. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 5-6, Figure 7.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #32408 ]
SDV360518Report - Survey: Berry, N. + Simmonds, T.. 1996. An Archaeological Survey of Boro Wood (SX7571), Erme Wood (SX6357), Wistmans Wood (SX6177) and Newpark Waste (SX5961). Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107692Related to: Belford Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV8171Related to: Belford Mill, Ashburton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6139 - Archaeological Survey of Boro Wood, Ashburton (Ref: AI/7/2002)
  • EDV7444 - Survey of Newpark Waste and Boro, Erme and Wistmans Woods

Date Last Edited:Apr 20 2021 4:24PM