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HER Number:MDV79963
Name:Shaft and Spoil Heap on West Down, Whitchurch

Summary

Shaft and spoil heap associated with Westdown Mine shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. An oval spoil heap was transcribed as part of the NMP survey of the Tamar Valley AONB.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 481 703
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SPOIL HEAP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • MINE SHAFT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Earthwork depicted on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF/V17/170/0016-17 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

The transcription of an oval spoil heap from aerial photographs RAF/V17/170/0016-17 corresponds to a several Tamar Valley NMP database record of a spoilheap described as of ‘unknown medieval’ date. Map object based on this source.


Newman, P., 2011, Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential, 61 (Report - Assessment). SDV347105.

Un-annotated earthworks depicted on first edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey map representing a shaft and spoil heap associated with Westdown Mine. Other details: No 41.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

The aerial photograph reference given in the Tamar Valley NMP transcription attributes is incomplete; the date of the photographs is not included.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880 - 1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF/V17/170/0016-17.
  • Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2011. Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 61.
  • Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey.

Associated Monuments

MDV114469Part of: Mining and Extractive Remains on West Down (Monument)
MDV4082Related to: Westdown Copper Mine, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2016 12:48PM