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HER Number:MDV69513
Name:Gawton Mine, Fuller's Shaft


Remains of Fuller's Shaft at Gawton Mine.


Grid Reference:SX 455 690
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/527/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Timms, S., 1985, An Archaeological Assessment of the Remains of the Quay, Mine and Arsenic Works at Gawton, Tavistock Hamlets (Report - Assessment). SDV352213.

12.3 - Fuller's Shaft noted on sources dated 1895, 1906, 1953 and 1984. Visible.

Buck, C., 2003, Gawton Mine, Devon, 11-12 (Report - Survey). SDV222530.

Fuller's Shaft at Gawton Mine was found to be open in 2003 and it was recommended that it was fenced. Other details: Fig 5.

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 32-33 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

Fuller's Shaft was sunk in 1853, and accessed both Middle and Deep Adits and the main stopes on the eastern part of Main (Copper) Lode, as evidenced by the size of the waste rock outside and down slope of the adit portal. It has been infilled to the surface, as can be seen by looking inside the entrance of Middle Adit, south chamber. There is no evidence of an old shaft marker. Other details: Figures 5-6, 35, site 18.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV222530Report - Survey: Buck, C.. 2003. Gawton Mine, Devon. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2003R086. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11-12.
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 32-33.
SDV352213Report - Assessment: Timms, S.. 1985. An Archaeological Assessment of the Remains of the Quay, Mine and Arsenic Works at Gawton, Tavistock Hamlets. Devon County Council. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5490Part of: Gawton Mine, West Devon (Monument)
MDV77673Related to: Middle Adit, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77671Related to: Shaft near Fuller's Shaft, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77669Related to: Spoil Heaps at Fuller's Shaft, Gawton Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4746 - Archaeological Assessment of Gawton Mine, Devon
  • EDV4747 - Field Survey of Gawton Mine

Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2019 10:57AM