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Somerset Historic Environment Record

33007

Site Name: Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
Comprises:
PRN 35702Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35703Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35704Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35705Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35706Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35707Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35708Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35709Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35710Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
PRN 35711Record transferred to Exmoor National Park
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Image: Image of HER 33007 - Photo by Somerset County Council
  HER 33007 - Photo by Somerset County Council

Public access:

The public accessibility of this site is unknown. Please assume that this site is private property and do not visit without permission. (Access land. Land open to the public by permission of the owners.). [Information last updated on 19 December 2002]

Details:

This site, formerly Wheal Eliza mine, NE of Simonsbath, Exmoor has been transferred to the Exmoor National Park HER. The details below are those that were transferred and have not been updated. {1}

Iron mine situated either side of River Barle. Several elements of the mine remain. {2}

Mine originally called Wheal Maria, then changed to Wheal Eliza. Was a copper mine from 1845-54 and then iron mine until 1857 although first activity may be may be from 1552. Work encouraged by Knight family but not successful due to insufficient ore. Road built along River Barle to Simonsbath. {3}

See PRNs 35702 (waterwheel), 35703 (leat), 35704 (leat), 35705 (shaft), 35706 (trial adit), 35707 (cottage), 35708 (suface workings), 35709 (building platforms), 35710 (sheepfold) and 35711 (tailrace) for details. {11}

References:

1 Compiler comment - Webster, CJ [Chris]. Somerset County Council, Historic Environment Record (4/1/2010). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
2 Detailed records - Burrow, I. Site visit notes in HER files
3 Description - Orwin, C.S and Sellick, R.J 1970 "The Reclamation of Exmoor...", 172-78
4 Map - Ordnance Survey 1978 25" SS7838 (SCC Planning Department)
5 Description - GEOL MEM Dines, H.G 1956 "The metaliferrous mining region of SW England"
6 Mention - Burrow, I et al "Somerset Archaeology 1979" Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society 124 (1980), 134-36 (with plan)
7 Measured plan - Historic Environment Service HBC 1:500 3.14.2 and 3 (3.14.2 is in Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society 124, 135)
8 Correspondence - History Somerset County Council
9 Detailed records - Notes by Burrow on history etc in HER files
10 Mention - WAT Exmoor AP survey, 7838 (SCC Planning Department)
11 Verbal communication - Webster, CJ SMRO (April 1998)

Record created in April 1984

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