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HER Number:MDV54547
Name:Adit on Shovel Down, Gidleigh

Summary

A small adit located in the moderate north-east facing slope of Shovel Down immediately west of Batworthy Corner. The mouth of the adit and most of its associated channel have been backfilled and are no longer visible.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 862
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE142
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/285/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 8663
  • Pastscape: 901315

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ADIT (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Marchand, J., 1993, Mining remains on Shovel Down, 19/10/1993 (Worksheet). SDV257717.

SX65928618 Site visit revealed a recent ground collapse has revealed circa 6 metres of an adit or horizontal shaft, as well as a number of trial pits in the area.


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 11/10/1991 (Website). SDV360651.

A small adit located in the moderate north-east facing slope of Shovel Down immediately west of Batworthy Corner. The mouth of the adit and most of its associated channel have been backfilled and are no longer visible. Piles of spoil which lie on the former edges of the channel indicate an original width of about 3.5 metres. At the extreme eastern end it survives to a depth of 1.4 metres.
This adit was probably built to drain the shallow shafts (MDV54549) extending up the flank of shovel down to the south-west (citing Probert, S. A. J., 11/10/1991, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV257717Worksheet: Marchand, J.. 1993. Mining remains on Shovel Down. Worksheet. Digital. 19/10/1993.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 11/10/1991.

Associated Monuments

MDV14882Related to: Alignment J on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58363Related to: Streamworks at Batworthy Corner, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV54549Related to: Trial pits on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2018 9:54AM