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HER Number:MDV119760
Name:Two Settling Tanks at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Two large rectangular settling tanks and slurry channels in the southern part of 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.

Two large rectangular structures shown on 19th century map with a sluice shown on the west side of each.


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

Two rectangular structures shown on early 20th century map with sluices shown as 'Sl' on the western sides.


Smith , J. R. + Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1996, Shaugh Bridge China-Clay Works: An Archaeological Evaluation, Sites 22-26 + 29, 9-10 + survey (Report - Evaluation). SDV360309.

Site 22: Southern of two settling tanks constructed in Phase 2 around 1880 with earth-mortared granite masonry walls circa 2 metres high by 2 metres wide. The internal dimensions are 25 by 19 metres.
Site 23: Hatch door communicates the southern settling tank to the slurry channel to the west.
Site 24: Northern of two settling tanks circa 25 metres long by 16.5 metres wide. The has been some collapse of the common wall between the two tanks.
Site 25: Hatch door communicates the northern settling tank to the slurry channel to the west.
Site 26: A slurry channel 0.7 metres deep leads from the southernmost settling pit to the east to both settling tanks. The upper part of the channel is constructed of granite and the lower portion of concrete and re-aligned.
Site 29: Another slurry channel 0.7 metres deep connects the central settling pit to the east with the most northerly settling tank


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

Two rectangular features shown on modern mapping. 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 22-26 + 29, 9-10 + 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)
MDV119757Related to: Thickening 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 12:00PM