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HER Number:MDV76267
Name:Forge at Combe Martin Silver Mine


Mine forge, built 1837, has steeply pitched slate roof with gabled ends and small stone gable-end stacks.


Grid Reference:SS 588 464
Map Sheet:SS54NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCombe Martin
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBE MARTIN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 489956

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FORGE (XIX - 1837 AD to 1837 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Claughton, P., 1997, Lead and Silver Mining: Old Combmartin Mine (Article in Monograph). SDV344180.

Other details: Plan.

Warburton, M., 2001, Industrial Archaeology - A Guided Walk Through Combe Martin's Past (Leaflet). SDV81878.

Unknown, 2002, Mine Tenement: The Nerve Centre of 19th Century Mining in Combe Martin, 25 (Article in Serial). SDV90321.

Other details: Plan.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Mine forge. Built 1837. Steeply pitched slate roof with gabled ends. Small stone integral gable-end stacks.
Plan: Single-cell rectangular plan, built into bank at rear [north] and with entrance at centre of south front. Adjoining 20th century house to east not included.
Exterior: 1 storey. South front has wide doorway at centre with plank double doors and 20th century concrete block lean-to on right. There are no windows.
Interior: Single-cell open to roof and with re-constructed hearth at west end. Collar-trusses with collars bolted to principals.
Combe Martin Silver Mine is important historically as a documented Medieval mine.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #103296 ]
SDV344180Article in Monograph: Claughton, P.. 1997. Lead and Silver Mining: Old Combmartin Mine. Exmoor's Industrial Archaeology. Photocopy + Digital.
SDV81878Leaflet: Warburton, M.. 2001. Industrial Archaeology - A Guided Walk Through Combe Martin's Past. Combe Martin Heritage Link: Industrial Archaeology. A4 Folded.
SDV90321Article in Serial: Unknown. 2002. Mine Tenement: The Nerve Centre of 19th Century Mining in Combe Martin. Combe Martin Silver Mine Research and Preservation Society Newsletter. 2. A5 Paperback. 25.

Associated Monuments

MDV12545Part of: Combe Martin Silver Mines (Monument)
MDV31337Part of: Mine Tenement, Combe Martin Silver Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2010 10:41AM