List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset

Combmartin and North Devon Umber Mines.

Site Identification Number - 083

Combe Martin parish, Devon

NGR not known

Exact location not known; although umber was found in various limestone quarries incl. Orchard, Harris's and Allen's and various sites at Berrynarbor. The umber was washed and settled in and alongside the river and finally dried in the old lead smelter building at 578471. Active 1873 to about 1885.
For details of the archaeology of silver-lead mining and smelting in this parish see Atkinson 1997, pp. 73-102.


Peter Claughton / Dept. of Economic and Social History
Last modified 10 May 1998