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HER Number:MDV77629
Name:Possible Horse Whim in Morwelldown Plantation


Possible horse whim, to north of infilled shaft in Morwelldown Plantation, survives as a raised area of ground.


Grid Reference:SX 458 692
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

  • HORSE WHIM (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 28 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

The site of the horse whim appears to be on the north side of the shaft site. It is a partly raised area of ground (overgrown with heather) approximately 0.9 metres above ground level, and its edge is sited close to the shaft. Other details: Figure 35, site 11.1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 28.

Associated Monuments

MDV22881Part of: Bedford Consols or Wheal Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV129481Part of: Shafts and pits under Maddacleave Wood and Morwelldown Plantation, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV77627Related to: Air Shaft in Morwelldown Plantation (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