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HER Number:MDV79879
Name:Shafts at Rixhill Mine, Whitchurch

Summary

Several old shafts at Rixhill Mine are marked on late 19th and early 20th century mapping.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 482 723
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

An old shaft is marked on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map at Rixhill Mine.


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

The old shaft marked on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map is similarly shown on the 1904-1906 25 inch map. The 1904-1906 map also shows a shaft in an enclosure to the east of this and east again beyond the main site two further old shafts are also marked.


Newman, P., 2011, Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential, 56, Fig 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV347105.

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).
SDV347105Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2011. Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 56, Fig 4.

Associated Monuments

MDV4078Part of: Rixhill Mine, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 28 2011 2:32PM