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HER Number:MDV119757
Name:Thickening Tanks at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Two thickening or settling tanks and a slurry channel at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works

Location

Grid Reference:SX 533 635
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLING TANK (Constructed, XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880 - 1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Long rectangular building with an internal division shown on 19th century map with an irregular shaped structure to the south.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Long rectangular building shown on early 20th century map with two internal divisions and a long triangular feature to the south.


Smith , J. R. + Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1996, Shaugh Bridge China-Clay Works: An Archaeological Evaluation, Sites 17-19, 9 + survey (Report - Evaluation). SDV360309.

Site 17: Thickening Tank to the rear of the 'Pan' is 5 metre wide and circa 3 metres deep. This smaller of the two tanks is constructed of granite masonary cement rendered on three sides with two hatch doors allowing access to the 'Pan'. A slurry channel feeds into this tank directly from a settling tank to the south-east.
Site 18: The larger of the two settling tanks has four hatch doors and a well preserved 'button-hole launder' in the north-west corner. The depth is circa 3 metres. The south end is obscured by a mound of rubble which may represent part of the collapsed wall of the kiln.
Site 19: Substantial granite faced slurry channel 1 metre wide by 0.7 metres deep links the settling tanks to the south to the southern thickening tank.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Long rectangular building with an internal division at the northern end shown on modern mapping. A narrow channel is shown to the south. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880 - 1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • Report - Evaluation: Smith , J. R. + Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1996. Shaugh Bridge China-Clay Works: An Archaeological Evaluation. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Sites 17-19, 9 + survey.

Associated Monuments

MDV2218Part of: Shaugh Prior China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119758Related to: Access Track at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119788Related to: Building and extension wall at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Building)
MDV119751Related to: Building at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Building)
MDV119752Related to: Cart Bays and Linhays at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Building)
MDV119756Related to: Chimney at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119759Related to: Earthwork south of Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119755Related to: Furnaces at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Building)
MDV119782Related to: Mica Pit at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119785Related to: Settling Pits and associated Features at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119779Related to: Settling Tank and Slurry Channels at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119753Related to: Shelter at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Building)
MDV119754Related to: Store or Lavatory at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Building)
MDV119760Related to: Two Settling Tanks at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV119778Related to: Wall enclosing four Pillars at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7338 - Shaugh Bridge China-Clay Works: An Archaeological Evaluation

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 12:01PM