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HER Number:MDV119782
Name:Mica Pit at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Mica settling pit added in Phase 3 of construction at Shaugh Bridge China Clay Works

Location

Grid Reference:SX 534 636
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 PIT (Constructed, XIX - 1850 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Not shown on 19th century map.


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

Shown on early 20th century map as a curvilinear feature to the east of the chimney at the 'Shaugh Works (China Clay)'. Map object partly based on this source.


Smith , J. R. + Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1996, Shaugh Bridge China-Clay Works: An Archaeological Evaluation, Sites 34, 11 + survey (Report - Evaluation). SDV360309.

Site 34: Mica pit surrounded by an earth-mortared granite wall circa 28 by 22 metres which is full of mica waste. Presumably waste was piped down from the mica drags at SX53736345 as a series of these pits run upslope from the kiln towards the drags. A sluice gate, infilled with wooden boards, controlled the run-off of clear water into the channel to the south-west (Site 33).


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

Curvilinear feature shown on modern mapping. Map object partly 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 34, 11 + 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)
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)
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 12:03PM