List of Mines in North Devon and West Somerset

Britannia Mine.

Site Identification Number - 120

North Molton parish, Devon

NGR SS745.335.

Shafts and adit in wood to west of Barham Bridge. Copper working in early part of 19th century. Opened up for gold and copper 1852-53, gold working failed in 1854; not worked again. (Claughton Jan 1997; Atkinson 1997, pp. 42-55)
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