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HER Number:MDV104928
Name:Ventilation Shaft of Probable Nineteenth or Early Twentieth Century Date

Summary

A ventilation shaft of probable late nineteenth or early twentieth century date is visible as a circular structure on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, on Hope’s Nose. It is probably associated nineteenth century gold prospection in this area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 948 635
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VENTILATION SHAFT (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The structure is schematically depicted.


Russell, A., 1929, On the occurrence of native gold at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devonshire. (Article in Serial). SDV352278.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 V 5187-5188 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A circular structure is visible.


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

The structure remains schematically depicted.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

A possible spoil heap of probable nineteenth or early twentieth century date is visible as an earthwork mound on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. The earthwork is depicted, but not annotated, on Ordnance Survey maps from the 25 Inch Second Edition onwards. It has therefore not been transcribed. It is probably associated with the air shaft located immediately to the north-west, created possibly during 19th century gold prospection on Hope’s Nose.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV352278Article in Serial: Russell, A.. 1929. On the occurrence of native gold at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devonshire.. Mineralogical Magazine. 22. Digital.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 V 5187-5188 12-JUL-1946.

Associated Monuments

MDV104926Related to: Mound of Probable 19th or Early Twentieth Century Date (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:Aug 15 2017 5:28PM