List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset

Barton Pits.

Site Identification Number - 118

North Molton parish, Devon

NGR SS724.320.

Openworkings and shaft on north side of Bampfylde Hill. Site of ancient iron workings. Some working in 1870s as part of enlarged Bampfylde sett.
For brief details of iron and copper mining in this parish see Atkinson 1997, pp. 37-9 and 42-55 respectively.

Note - the authorís view of copper/gold mining development in this parish is not in agreement with that expressed by Dixon in Atkinson 1997. See Claughton Jan 1997 for areas of disagreement.


Peter Claughton / Dept. of Economic and Social History
Last modified 13 May 1998