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HER Number:MDV63073
Name:Tunnels, Gulworthy

Summary

A series of cuttings with three tunnels have been cut into the rock face to carry the medieval lumburn leat. All are hand cut with pick marks clearly visible. Fault lines in the rock were exploited by firesetting to commence the work. Pick marks suggest work took place from both ends.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 464 715
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/333/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TUNNEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236986.

Des=claughton,p. /the lumburn leat - evidence for new pumping technology at bere ferrers in the c15/in newman,p.(ed)/the archaeology of mining + metallurgy in south west britain/(1996)37-38/(mining history:bulletin pdmhs, vol 13 no 2).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236987.

Claughton,p. /the lumburn leat - evidence for new pumping technology at bere ferrers in the c15/(28/4/1996)/in tavistock hamlets pf.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236988.

Claughton,p. /bulletin of the peak district mines historical society vol 12/3(summer 1994)54-59/silver-lead - a restricted resource: technological choice in the devon mines.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236989.

Des=worksheet(p. Claughton)/1996/in tavistock hamlets pf.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236990.

Des=claughton,p. /(21/11/1994)/letter in tavistock hamlets pf.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236991.

Des=claughton,p. /(5/4/1995)/letter in tavistock hamlets pf.


CLAUGHTON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4554.

A series of cuttings with three tunnels have been cut into the rock face to carry the medieval lumburn leat. All are hand cut with pick marks clearly visible. The tunnels are up to 13m long x from 0.84-0.92m wide x 1.4m high. Fault lines in the rock were exploited by firesetting to commence the work. Pick marks suggest work took place from both ends (claughton).


Buck, C., 2015, Buctor Farm, Tavistock (Report - Assessment). SDV359746.

This study was commissioned by the landowner on behalf of Natural England as part of a Higher Level Environmental Stewardship Agreement Scheme and produced by Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Cornwall Council.

Tunnelling through the local rock outcrops in the Tavy Valley to continue the course of the leat has also occurred in later years in the Tamar Valley.

The tunnels were restricted as part of the site visit due to dense vegetation – and their site on the edge of the limit of the study area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV236986Migrated Record:
SDV236987Migrated Record:
SDV236988Migrated Record:
SDV236989Migrated Record:
SDV236990Migrated Record:
SDV236991Migrated Record:
SDV359746Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2015. Buctor Farm, Tavistock. Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2015R055. Digital.
SDV4554Migrated Record: CLAUGHTON.

Associated Monuments

MDV63055Related to: The Lumburn Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7058 - Archaeological Management Plan, Buctor Farm, Tavistock (Ref: 2015R055)

Date Last Edited:Aug 15 2016 12:09PM