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HER Number:MDV71614
Name:Devon Great Consols, Charcoal Burning Platforms


Area of medieval & post medieval charcoal burning platforms distributed on the hill side at Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 437 728
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHARCOAL BURNING PLATFORM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 236, Fig 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The woodland on the west facing hill above the River Tamar consists of deciduous trees & charcoal burning platforms are likely to have been distributed around Devon Great Consols. Little evidence of these medieval &/or post medieval features survive. The survey in 2002 found an area of platforms up to 5m long x up to 3m wide centred at this location. The platforms are cut into the hill slope giving rear faces up to 0.7m high & are distributed across the side of the hill. Other details: Site 384.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 236, Fig 38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Related to: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2121 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:23PM