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HER Number:MDV77612
Name:North Shaft in Morwelldown Plantation


Mine shaft in the southern part of Morwelldown Plantation, shown on 1867 Bedford Estates Survey map as part of Wheal Gawton mine.


Grid Reference:SX 458 693
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 25 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

Shaft shown on 1867 Bedford Estates survey map, and named 'North Shaft' on an abandoned plan of the mine, which was named 'Wheal Gawton' on the survey map. A circular stone (four courses) and earth wall, 1.2 metres high and 1.0 metre wide, surrounds an opening in the ground measuring 4.0 metres by 3.8 metres at ground level. At a depth of 2.0 metres below ground level a shaft, 1.0 metres by 2.0 metres, inclines to the south. At a depth of approximately 8.0 metres below ground level the shaft seems to be flooded. Other details: Figure 35, site 6.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104550 ]
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 25.

Associated Monuments

MDV22881Part of: Bedford Consols or Wheal Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV129481Part of: Shafts and pits under Maddacleave Wood and Morwelldown Plantation, Gulworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2020 3:53PM