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HER Number:MDV58393
Name:Air Shaft at Tavistock School


Concrete-capped shaft identified beneath the embankment of the playing field at Tavistock Primary School. Identified as an air shaft associated with a broadly east-west orientated lode from Crelake Mine.


Grid Reference:SX 475 737
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/38/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VENTILATION SHAFT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Plan of Crelake Mine (Plan - measured). SDV216786.

Horner, W., 07/10/1997, Mining at Tavistock College/School (Un-published). SDV350340.

Survey work in 1992 identified a concrete-capped shaft beneath the embankment of the playing field between Tavistock College and Tavistock Primary School. Further investigation revealed it to be unsafe - not centred over the shaft and also weakened concrete - and it has since been made safe. This was probably an air shaft (see plan).

Sherrell, F., 2007, Proposed Redevelopment at 11 Ford Street, Tavistock, Devon: Phase 1 Desk Study Report, 3, Fig. 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV350344.

Large copper mine comprising an east-west trending lode. Figure 4 shows the sites of two ventilation shafts along the line of the lode.

Devon County Council, Unknown, Mining Database, MX4750 (Machine readable data file). SDV220083.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV216786Plan - measured: Unknown. Plan of Crelake Mine. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV220083Machine readable data file: Devon County Council. Unknown. Mining Database. MX4750.
SDV350340Un-published: Horner, W.. 07/10/1997. Mining at Tavistock College/School. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV350344Report - Assessment: Sherrell, F.. 2007. Proposed Redevelopment at 11 Ford Street, Tavistock, Devon: Phase 1 Desk Study Report. Frederick Sherrell Ltd Report. 3025. Digital. 3, Fig. 4. [Mapped feature: #37180 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4081Part of: Crelake Mine, Tavistock (Monument)
MDV124264Related to: Mine Shaft between the Allotments and Daleswood Road, Tavistock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2018 1:55PM