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HER Number:MDV70471
Name:Mine Shaft circa 268 metres east-south-east of Chimney Rock, Gulworthy


Shaft on the Chimney Rock lode. The shaft has a masonry collar around it. There are spoil heaps to the east and south-east and a flattened area close by may indicate the site of a horsewhim or capstan.


Grid Reference:SX 439 715
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/521/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Old Shaft marked.

Buck, C., 2003, Bedford United Mine: Archaeological Assessment, 113, Figs 8,16,24 (Report - Assessment). SDV319828.

Site of ‘old shaft’ shown on the 1867 lode map and on the Ordnance Survey (1884) map at an intersection on ‘chimney rock lode’. The survey in 2003 found the open shaft in an area of openwork 6 metres by 1.8 metres. The shaft has a masonry collar up to 0.8 metres high by 0.7metres wide. The opening of the shaft is 12 metres by 8 metres wide. Spoil heaps are located to the east and south-east with a flattened area 6 metres by 6 metres which may indicate the presence of a horsewhim/capstan.

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2017, South Cornwall Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, 157 (Interpretation). SDV360825.

Chimney Rock mineshaft shown on circa 1880 Ordnance Survey map.

Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 205-8, fig 6.64 (Monograph). SDV361789.

Shaft shown on plan of South Wheal Luscombe mine.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Shaft marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319828Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2003. Bedford United Mine: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2003RO43. A4 Stapled + Digital. 113, Figs 8,16,24.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111319 ]
SDV360825Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2017. South Cornwall Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. 157.
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 205-8, fig 6.64.

Associated Monuments

MDV16802Related to: South Wheal Luscombe Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2018 2:24PM