The Devon and Somerset Mines
(Mineral Statistics Of The United Kingdom, 1845-1913)
By Raymond Burnley, Roger Burt and Peter Waite
Subjects: Mining History
This is the sixth volume in the continuing series if The Mineral Statistic of the United Kingdom 1845-1913 and begins the coverage of the South West Peninsular. Devon and Somerset mines are less well known than their Cornish neighbours but they had a continuous history lasting two thousand years and included some of the world’s biggest producers.
This volume looks at the last years of the industry, tracing its decline from a high point in the mid-nineteenth century to near extinction in the the years immediately proceeding the First World War.
Bringing together official government returns of production, ownership, management and employment, it provides basic information of new locational information in the form of Ordnance Survey Grid References makes this the most comprehensive field guide to the still substantial surface and underground remains of both counties.
Preface, v; Introduction, vii; I The Mineral Statistics, vii; II Devon and Somerset Mineral Production, ix; III The Mine Tables, xvii; The Tables of Mine Production, Ownership, Management and Employment; Devon; ADAMS to ATWAY, 1 - 4; BAGTOR to BUZZACOTT, 4 - 23; CALLEYS IRON PAINT to CWM MOLTON, 23 - 35; DARTMOOR, NORTH to DUKE, LITTLE, 35 - 48; EDGECUMBE to EXMOUTH, SOUTH, 48 - 52; FERNHILL to FURZEHAM, 52 - 62; GAWTON to GYMTON, 62 - 69; HARBOUR FORD to HUNTINGDON, 69 - 75; ILSINGTON to KITTY, 75 - 78; LADOCK to LYDFORD CONSOLS, 78 - 80; MAEX, SOUTH to MONKSTON, 80 - 86; NAPDOWN to NUNS CROSS, 86 - 88; OKEHAMPTON to OWLACOMBE, 88; PARK to PROSPER, 89 - 93; QUEEN OF DART to RUSSELL, NEW EAST, 93 - 97; SALCOMBE to SYDENHAM, 98 - 106; TAMAR to TRUE BLUE, 106 - 112; UGBOROUGH to UPTON, 112 - 113; VICTORIA to VITIFER, EAST, 113 - 114; WALKHAM AND POLDICE to WREY CONSOLS, 115 - 117; YANNADON to ZEAL CONSOLS, SOUTH, 118 - 119; SUNDRIES, 119 - 120; Somerset; ABBOTS LEIGH to BRENDON HILLS, 123 - 124; CARBON to EXMOOR, 125 - 126; FULLABROOK to HONEYMEAD, 127 - 128; LODEMORE POOL AND HAYDEN to PRIDDEY, 128 - 129; RED HOUSE to STALLARDS, 129 - 131; TAR HALL to UBLEY, 131 - 132; WALDEGRAVE WORKS to YATTON, 132 - 134; SUNDRIES, 134 - 136.
Roger Burt BSc (Econ) PhD, is the Senior Lecturer in Economic History at the University of Exeter. Peter Waite, MA, is Librarian in the Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter. Raymond Burnley, BSc (Computing), is the Deputy Manager of the Social Studies Data Processing Unit at the University of Exeter.