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HER Number:MDV809
Name:Silver Lead Mine to south of Whitemoor Farm, Bishop's Tawton


A mine shaft is shown as a small area of water on modern mapping. It is completely overgown.


Grid Reference:SS 572 304
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Tawton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/100

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Rance, C., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV15584.

B23, bishops tawton. Mine shaft site appears as a small area of water on modern os map + completely overgrown. Possible silver lead deposits and underground adits/old workings (rance).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV77443.

Ramsden, j. V. /tda/84(1952)90 fig.1/notes on the mines of devonshire.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV77444.

Slee, a. H. /tda/70(1938)217/some dead industries of north devon.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV77445.

Aph=raf=106g/uk1420/15 apr 1946/3250-3252(county hall=7/133-135).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV77446.

Rance, c. /archaeological assessment of proposed quarry tip at venn quarries, landkey(1995)3/(emafu report 95.06).

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

Shaft marked at southeastern end of a pond, to the south of Whitemoor.

University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 148 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Shaft marked on 1904 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Shaft shown as square structure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15584Migrated Record: Rance, C..
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 148.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116450 ]
SDV77443Migrated Record:
SDV77444Migrated Record:
SDV77445Aerial Photograph:
SDV77446Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2019 4:24PM