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Posted: 28/01/2009 17:10:10
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looking to locate and record current state of the iron mines on the brendon hill. is anyone else doing the same thing and do you have any details of current locations. i am also looking for a copy of the mineral railway book. All i have found so far are very expensive?
The incline and winding house are still evident and i explored a level to the right just down from the house. will use gps to locate and photographs to record whats current
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Posted: 28/01/2009 19:40:33
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Have a look in the DB by Map Sheet and I have a feeling some of the better known sites might be in. Smile

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Posted: 28/01/2009 20:48:17
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I have Sellick's book, 2nd Ed, and it's not for sale! Tongue

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Posted: 29/01/2009 22:35:19
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There's also a fair bit of information in Exmoor's Industrial Archaeology, Edited by Michael Atkinson (Exmoor Books 1997). The section on Iron Mining (pp14-40) has ten pages specifically on the Brendon Hills) as well as photos in other parts of the book.

I lived in Watchet for some years and would regularly walk the line to the top of the incline.

IP: 86.135.119.106 Edited: 29/01/2009 22:36:15 by Wyn
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Posted: 30/01/2009 10:42:33
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A lot of info on the OS map 1:50 000 Sheet 181. Shafts, engine houses etc.

see also:

A LIST OF MINES IN NORTH DEVON AND WEST SOMERSET by Peter F Claughton 2nd edition 1997 24 pp 191 described and located. SB



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Posted: 30/01/2009 11:57:40
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I think this is online.

[web link]

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Posted: 30/01/2009 14:54:08
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carnkie wrote:

I think this is online.

[web link]


Appears to lack the mine descriptions.

I can supply Big Grin

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Posted: 30/01/2009 15:07:08
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Peter Burgess wrote:

I have Sellick's book, 2nd Ed, and it's not for sale! Tongue


Tony - how much is it worth, for insurance purposes, you understand! Wink

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Posted: 01/02/2009 10:34:57
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Peter Burgess wrote:

Peter Burgess wrote:

I have Sellick's book, 2nd Ed, and it's not for sale! Tongue


Tony - how much is it worth, for insurance purposes, you understand! Wink


I take it that for a professional valuation you are willing to pay the usual 1% fee? Are we talking about the West Somerset Mineral Railway? About £15.00, or slightly more if you want me to sell you a replacement copy Big Grin

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Posted: 01/02/2009 11:47:07
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That's really cheap for a book that's supposed to be as rare as hen's teeth! Ah, I get it, you are like that 'antiques expert' who came round yesterday, valued that old Michelangelo statue I have in the garden whose arms have broken off at £20, and expected me to sell it to him. "Hardly worth my while driving over to pick it up, guv, especially as it's damaged stock". Only joking....

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Posted: 01/02/2009 11:52:48
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badger1711 wrote:

i am also looking for a copy of the mineral railway book. All i have found so far are very expensive?


Try this link. (Thanks, Tony)

[web link]

Some of the cheaper copies available here don't sound too expensive.

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Posted: 03/02/2009 09:46:10
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seem to remember seeing descriptions of what's accessable underground in old Wessex Cave Club journals IP: 62.171.194.9
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Posted: 03/02/2009 10:13:17
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I've seen the Sellick book for £3 - £5 generally!

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Posted: 03/02/2009 11:02:48
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ICLOK wrote:

I've seen the Sellick book for £3 - £5 generally!


Which one? The photo compilation, or the hardback full history?

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Posted: 03/02/2009 11:31:13
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The photo one.... £3-£5

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Posted: 20/02/2009 18:15:59
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thanks for all your help. now have a copy of the book and started walking the area. see latest posting on brendon hill iron mines
thanks again
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Posted: 21/02/2009 15:40:39
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Have you got a copy of 'Notes on some of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Railway' by MH Jones 1999 ? Loads of maps, surveys of engine houses, the big incline winder etc - very good book. IP: 84.92.35.248
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