List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset

Bideford Anthracite Mine.

Site Identification Number -

Bideford (East the Water), Devon

NGR SS458.265.

Adit (on North Seam) from rear of barn in 'Ship on Launch' car park, with tramway adit directly above and immediately east of old railway line. Shaft on hillside above, site of Cornish beam pumping engine house and water balance lifting wagons to level of tramway and bridge direct to quay. Workings extended as far east as the Chapel Park Mine. Anthracite working 1846 to circa 1868. (Claughton, Spring 1976)


Peter Claughton / Dept. of Economic and Social History
Last modified 24 April 1998