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The Mines of Mendip.

by J. W. Gough

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL15169768M
ISBN 100715341529
OCLC/WorldCa642253045

SOMERSET Index of NMRS publications & newsletters Compiled by Alasdair Neill To search within this page: Hold down the CTRL key and press F Index to other areas MINES LEAD MINES BM41 p. MANGANESE MINES BM14 p. 8. MINING N5/ BM BAPTIST MILL COMPANY BM90 p, BRENDON HILLS. What Was Mine is a story about the kidnapping of a baby girl in an IKEA store in New Jersey, and the repercussions of this action for all involved - the baby, Natalie (Mia), the kidnapper, Lucy, and the babys parents, Tom and Marilyn/5.

Mines and Minerals Thirty years of detailed research by Peter Burr, friend and donor to the museum of many Mendip minerals, has been published as Mines & Minerals of the Mendip Hills. This fascinating book is now in the museum library. 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 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.   The Mendip Caves examines the demographic features of Wookey Hole caves, and the Cheddar gorge and caves. This book contains eight chapters that discuss the history of the places and the caves. The first chapters addresses some important exploration of the subterranean river, Cox’s cave, Gough’s cave, Swallet caves, Rock shelters, and the Book Edition: 3.


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The mines of mendip Download the mines of mendip or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the mines of mendip book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. 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.

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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.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gough, J.W. (John Wiedhofft). Mines of Mendip. Oxford, The Clarendon press, (OCoLC) Document Type. 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, South West England and especially at Charterhouse.

In A.D. 49, six years after the The Mines of Mendip. book and conquest of Britain, the Romans had the lead mines of Mendip and those of Derbyshire, Shropshire. The Mendip Hills (commonly called the Mendips) is a range of limestone hills to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset, England.

Running east to west between Weston-super-Mare and Frome, the hills overlook the Somerset Levels to the south and the Chew Valley and other tributaries of the Avon to the north.

The hills give their name to the local government district of Coordinates: 51°18′N 2°44′W / °N. The mines were then largely ignored until the twelfth century, when the king granted the Bishop of Bath the right to mine lead.

Witham Priory also had mines on Mendip from the thirteenth century. For mining purposes, Mendip was split into four areas, called mineries. These were: Chewton, Harptree, Priddy and West. 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. Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills Peter S. BURR Mendip Cave Registry and Archive.

2 vols, total 1,pp. photographs, plus numerous maps, tables and diagrams. Hardback, mm × mm. £65 ISBN. 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 dwarves.

: J. Ryan. There must be literally thousands of mines scattered across the Mendip Hills, most of which remain unexplored.

Most of the known mines are small, up to 40 m deep and generally less than m long, but a few of the larger mines have several hundred metres of passage. In the Mendip Hills Mining Company began work in the Charterhouse area.

They company employed Cornish miners with experience and expertise of working deep tin mines. Initially, the aim was to exploit the ore at depth, which previous miners could not reach.

Four deep shafts were sunk, up to m deep. One of these. Welcome to the Mendips village of Shipham. Look at a map of the area and you’ll notice that Shipham is one of the few villages on the top of the plateau of the Mendip Hills; the reason for this is to do with the curious local geology.

The Mendip Hills are mostly made of limestone; a porous rock which soaks up water. As a result waterFile Size: KB. The Mines of Mendip by J. W GOUGH and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   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 17th Interred. Buy The mines of Mendip Second Edition by Gough, J.

W (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : J. W Gough. “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.

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 andFile Size: KB. SPACES ADDED DAILY: if you can't find the activity, lesson or time slot you want keep checking back Or call us on Outdoor Pursuits.

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Mendip mining laws and forest bounds by Gough, J. W.,Printed for subscribers only edition, in EnglishPages: 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.

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