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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Countesbury Iron Mine

Countesbury Iron Mine (United Kingdom)


The most northerly recorded mine in the county; little is known about this trial for Iron which appears in Hunt's statistics of 1874, but whose returns are not recorded. The mine is said to be near Watersmeet, Lynmouth, but likely corresponds with a potential shaft tip that appears on the OS mapping higher up the valley.

Data courtesy of Ben Sum, Helston (2/7/18).

DRO = Devon Archives, South West Heritage Trust ("Devon Records Office")

References:
Hunt, R, 1874 "Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain", p206
[DRO] Lynmouth, Brooke Index
Ordnance Survey, 25in-Mile, County Series 2nd Edition

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