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mines of Mendip

Gough, J. W.

mines of Mendip

by Gough, J. W.

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot (Devon) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • Mendip Hills.
    • Subjects:
    • Mines and mineral resources -- England -- Mendip Hills.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 258-264.

      Statementby J.W. Gough.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTN58.M4 G6 1967
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 269 p.
      Number of Pages269
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5586825M
      LC Control Number67105992
      OCLC/WorldCa3087178

      This is a very scholarly work, full of survey data, supplies costs, and etymological analysis of place names. Burton seeks out evidence for an auriferous Midian on the Saudi Arabian coast of Gulf of the shore there of the Tabuk region, Burton looks back into antiquity and sees the gold mine of Solomon's Bathsheba and the Red Sea that swallowed Pharaoh's hordes/5. The Mines of Mendip. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 2nd edition. pp. + 2 fold-out maps. Hardback, x cm, grey cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to.

      The Great Storms and Flooding of July on Mendip. Wessex. CC Occas. Pub. , G.W. Hodgkinson. Wookey Hole – The Cave of Mystery and History. (2 nd. Edition). D.J. Irwin et al St Cuthbert’s Swallet. Bristol Exploration Club. Savory (ed) A Man Deep in Mendip – the Caving Diaries of Harry Savory STNC. The village lies in a small hollow near the summit of the Mendip range of hills, at an elevation of nearly 1, feet ( m) above sea-level, and has evidence of occupation since neolithic times. There are remains of lead mining activities and caves in the limestone beneath the village.. It is the venue for the annual Priddy Folk Festival and the Sheep Fair, which has been held since District: Mendip.

      Exploring abandoned mines in the Western United States! Subscribe for more! I do not disclose locations or real names for any of the mines shown on this chan. St Cuthbert's and Chewton lead mines and Fair Lady Well is a Scheduled Monument in Chewton Mendip, Somerset, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.


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Mines of Mendip by Gough, J. W. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The second part of the book describes a number of mining areas in the Mendips, and a number of specific mines and quarries (for example, the “Green Hill” lead mines, the Nunney Iron Mine, and Merehead Quarry), each of which is allocated a separate chapter.

Description: Mendip - Its Swallet Caves and Rock Shelters, Second Edition provides detailed descriptions of caves and rock shelters of the Mendip Hills. The book contains photographs, surveys, and descriptions of rock caves in Mendip Hills such as Swildon's Hole, Long Wood Swallet, Eastwater Cavern, Lamb Lair, and G.B.

Cave. by Peter S Burr “Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills will not only become the standard reference on the subject, it will remain so for many years” - Chris Howes, Descent This book is recommended to anyone interested in the Mendips, in British geology or mineralogy, or in British mining, social or economic history.

Considers J.W. Gough’s book on the Mendip Hills mines (beginning in the Roman period) as a source for Tolkien’s depiction of Moria. Compares passages in Gould to descriptions of Moria, and suggests the Cornish miners as “loose historical equivalents” of Tolkien’s : J. Ryan.

mining industry on the Mendip Hills. But it was the discovery of zinc ore in the sixteenth century which turned the small settlements of Shipham and Rowberrow into a major mining Size: KB. Any way you look at it, this is a major contribution to our knowledge of Mendip.

Nearly forty years after working on the subject of his book, in John Gough revised The Mines of Mendip and this became the turn-to reference for anyone researching the lead mines and ores of the region.

The only book-length account of mining in the area, The Mines of Mendip by J.W. Gough (), was by a historian, and dealt mainly with lead mining. On the geological and mineralogical aspects, there have been numerous scientific papers, that by G.W.

Green ()File Size: KB. The Imperial mines on the Mendips exported the lead in ingots, and a number of these ingots have been found on the continent, at Hengistbury Head, on the Mendips themselves, and even in London such as the three pictured below found in a Roman warehouse building on the banks of the River Thames during excavations in Most of the lead ore came from the central Mendip region between Charterhouse and Green Ore, whereas most of the zinc was obtained from the region around Shipham and Rowberrow.

Smaller ore fields occurred as far afield as Banwell and Shepton Mallet. THE CAVES AND MINES OF ANGLESEY by Tony Oldham September ix + 57 pp, illus, surveys, 3 pages of colour photos.

Anglesey is overshadowed by the great Parys Mountain copper mine. This book describes many of the smaller mines including the long forgotten coal mines at Berw.

Usual gazetteer style: name, ngr, description and references. A Curious Description of the Strata Observ'd in the Coal-Mines of Mendip in Somersetshire; Being a Letter of John Strachey Esq; To Dr.

Robert Welsted, M. and R.S. Soc. and by Him Communicated to the Society. Strachey, J Philosophical Transactions (). – Fifty-two sheets of Mendip lead still line the great bath at Bath which is a few miles from Charterhouse (see below).

The largest Roman lead mines were located in or near the Rio Tinto (river) in southern Hispania. In Britannia the largest sources were at Mendip. The merchant had been coming by their village for many years on his way to the lead mines of the Mendip Hills. It was known that he held a very important position in the powerful Roman government and carried the title "Nobilus Decurio"/5(46).

The following names are a POST SCRIPT to the far greater number of fatalities in my book “Killed in a Coalpit – the Mines of Mendip”, the manuscript of which is now at the Radstock Museum. Joshua Ashman (54) The beloved husband of Sarah Ann Ashman, who died at Newbury Colliery, August 17 th Interred at Coleford Churchyard.

A History of Mendip Cave Rescues & Incidents by Alan Gray Complete with photographs, illustrations and statistics from the M.R.O. and M.C.R. archives, this book covers years of incidents from to and is being made available in pdf format ( pages, 15 Mb). A History of Mendip Cave Rescues & Incidents - Rev.

November Minerals and mines The Mendips have long been exploited for its raw materials, and the legacy of the mining and quarrying industries can be seen throughout the area.

Many old mines and quarries are now valuable nature reserves, sites of special scientific interest or important for their industrial archaeology. Mendip Mines This limestone plateau, around 17 km long by 8 km wide, is in places overlain by dolomitic conglomerate and red marl.

Lead was mostly found in the limestone, but also in the conglomerate, which also produced considerable quantities of zinc ores, especially calamine. Industrial Monuments in the Mendip etc., Field Guide No4, Neil Cossons, () Bristol Archaeological Research Group.

The Geology of Somerset, P. Hardy, () Ex Libris Press. The Mines of Mendip, J.W. Gough (), David & Charles, Newton Abbot, Devon. BGS various on-line publications. The Waldegrave map of the Mendip Mining Forest on the left is taken from the Women’s Institute history of Chewton Mendip.

It is a copy of an even earlier map. Priddy village is circled in red, Chewton Mendip in mining areas for each village are identified with the same colours.

The dark green spot identifies Green Ore which is completely in the wrong place because it is next to East. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gough, J.W.

(John Wiedhofft). Mines of Mendip. Newton Abbot (Devon), David & Charles, (OCoLC). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gough, J.W. (John Wiedhofft). Mines of Mendip. Oxford, The Clarendon press, (OCoLC) Document Type.The mines on Mendip are notable in that they were often extensions of existing caving systems or simply intersected natural passageways as they were worked.

Many of the mines were simply surface workings, leaving behind what is known as 'gruffy ground' although several ran deep underground.The merchant had been coming by their village for many years on his way to the lead mines of the Mendip Hills. It was known that he held a very important position in the powerful Roman government and carried the title "Nobilus Decurio".