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HER Number:MDV76283
Name:Shaft at Knap Down Mine


Old shaft to south of engine house at Knap Down mine, shown on late 19th century map.


Grid Reference:SS 597 466
Map Sheet:SS54NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCombe Martin
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBE MARTIN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Post medieval strip field system and Listed Building (Grade II) Engine House, shaft and earthwork remains of Knap Down silver/lead Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Old Shaft' shown to south of engine house, at Knap Down mine. Map object based on this Source.

Cranstone, D., 1991, The Lead Industry (Report - non-specific). SDV90317.

Infilled shaft near ruined engine house and spoil tip. No pre-19th century features. Other details: Site 6E.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV90317Report - non-specific: Cranstone, D.. 1991. The Lead Industry. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Step 3 Site Assessments. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments

MDV789Part of: Knap Down Mine, Combe Martin (Monument)
MDV31361Related to: Engine House with Chimney at Knap Down Mine (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2018 4:57PM