WESTLEIGH PARISH

MINE IN WESTLEIGH

Site Identification Number – 185

Westleigh parish, Devon

NGR – not known


Exact location not known. Anthracite/ culm working south of Weach Barton; destroyed during clearance work in early 1970s.


Peter Claughton / Dept. of Economic and Social History

P.F.Claughton@exeter.ac.uk

See also Bideford (East-the-Water) 017, 018, 019, 020, 182


Ref: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~pfclaugh/mhinf/nd_list/nd_par.htm


Notes


ANTHRACITE WORKINGS IN NORTH DEVON

A string of workings on lenticular deposits of anthracite, and the associated paint pigment deposits, found in the Culm Measures between Abbotsham on the coast and Hawkridge Wood on the River Taw south-east of Tawstock.


The most extemsive workings are in the Bideford area – the Union Mine under the western part of the town; the Bideford Anthracite Mine, at East the Water, and the Bideford Black Mine, in the Chapel Park area. Other workings include the Tawstock Mine, at Somers Hiscott, and the Hawkridge Culm Works, on the east bank of the Taw.