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HER Number:MDV51108
Name:Wheal Thomas/Watson, Bawden's Shaft


Bawden's or Western Shaft at Wheal Thomas/Watson mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 436 730
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/15/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHAFT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1884, 105SW (Cartographic). SDV218129.

'Bawden's Shaft' marked on OS 6" (1884) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 105 SW (Cartographic). SDV276342.

'Bawden's Shaft' marked on OS 6" (1907) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1954, SX47SW (Cartographic). SDV336689.

'Bawden's Shaft (disused)' marked on OS 6" (1954) map.

Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 94-108 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

Part of Watson's Mine, Devon Great Consols. Also adit to its west. Other details: Fig 17.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 233, Figs 35,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Bawden's or Western Shaft at Wheal Thomas/Watson is shown on the 19C maps. The survey in 2002 found lthe shaft depression 5.5m x 4m with a recent collapse at the western end revealing a 0.5m x 0.45m section of masonry which may have been associated with the balance-bob mounting. A granite marker post was located in the eastern part of the shaft. The capstan was located c7m to the north of the shaft in a hollow 2m diameter X 0.5m deep. To the north of Bawden's Shaft at SX43647302 a depression 3m diameter x 0.5m deep indicates another shaft & at SX43627302 an adit shown on the 1967 map was covered over. Other details: Site 377.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1884. 105SW. 6".
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 233, Figs 35,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV276342Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 105 SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 94-108.
SDV336689Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX47SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3868Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Thomas/Watson (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2111 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 7:08PM