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Virtual reconstruction of Raleighs Cross Mine. The mine complex from above from the south east

Virtual reconstruction of Raleighs Cross Mine.  The mine complex  from above from the south east
Title
Virtual reconstruction of Raleighs Cross Mine. The mine complex from above from the south east
ID 215
Name of collection
ENPA Collection
Photographer/Creator
Tim Dawson
Summary
The complex seen from the air from the south east. 
 
The ore gantry is built with a ramp that leads down to the mouth of Engine Drift, a gallery that slopes down to about 650 feet. The winding house is to the right-hand end of the gantry beyond the sidings off the Mineral Railway. The left-hand end leads onto the spoil heap. The pumping engine house rises behind the gantry. The buildings on the right are workshops which served to maintain both the mine and the railway. 
 
Virtual reconstruction of Raleighs Cross Mine c.1876. The reconstruction is based on photographs of the ruins surviving in 1901, on large-scale editions of the Ordnance Survey mapping, on the results of excavations by the Exmoor Mines Research Group and on the extensive research of Mike Jones.
Date01/01/2010
Time period 1926 – present
LocationBrendon Hill Village
Place
Ralegh's Cross Mine