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HER Number:MDV103809
Name:Workshops, Mount Foundry

Summary

Excavations revealed important elements at the centre of the early foundry complex, covering the period 1804-1864.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 485 747
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKSHOP (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Mount Foundry, Tavistock, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation Report, 8; figures 1-3 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347974.

Remains of buildings shown on John Wood's map of 1842 were revealed in Area 1 during archaeological evaluation. Map object based on this source.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Site of the Former Mount Foundry and Tavistock Foundry, Tavistock, Devon. Archaeological Assessment Report and Updated Project Design, 19, 36-39; figure 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV347973.

Bedford estate plans from the mid 19th century show a number of buildings marked 'Workshops', which were replaced or remodelled later in the 19th century. The focus of the excavations revealed important elements at the centre of the early foundry complex, covering the period 1804-1864. Almost all the functions of a small foundry were represented, including a cupola furnace and a casting floor, hammer mills and a boring mill, several elements being relatively well preserved , and together representing an unusual survival of this period. See report for full details. Map object based on this source.

Wessex Archaeology, 2008, Mount Foundry, Tavistock: An Early 19th Century Iron and Brass Foundry in West Devon (Report - non-specific). SDV351156.

Trevarthen, M., 2009, Mount Foundry, Tavistock. An Early 19th Century Iron and Brass Foundry in West Devon, 217-247 (Article in Serial). SDV344802.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344802Article in Serial: Trevarthen, M.. 2009. Mount Foundry, Tavistock. An Early 19th Century Iron and Brass Foundry in West Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 67. Paperback Volume. 217-247.
SDV347973Report - non-specific: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Site of the Former Mount Foundry and Tavistock Foundry, Tavistock, Devon. Archaeological Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Wessex Archaeology Report. 63995.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 19, 36-39; figure 2.
SDV347974Report - Evaluation: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Mount Foundry, Tavistock, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation Report. Wessex Archaeology Report. 63991.03. A4 stapled + Digital. 8; figures 1-3.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351156Report - non-specific: Wessex Archaeology. 2008. Mount Foundry, Tavistock: An Early 19th Century Iron and Brass Foundry in West Devon. Wessex Archaeology Report. 63996.01. A4 Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4093Part of: Mount Foundry, Tavistock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4807 - Archaeological Investigations at Mount Foundry, Tavistock
  • EDV5424 - Evaluation at Mount Foundry

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2020 11:07AM