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HER Number:MDV77630
Name:Flat Rod Building in Maddacleave Wood


Rectangular building shown on late 19th century Ordnance Survey map, interpreted as housing an angle bob for transferring flat rods between Fuller's Shaft and Whim Shaft.


Grid Reference:SX 456 691
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

  • MINE BUILDING (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Rectangular building shown to south-west of 'Shaft'.

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 29-30 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

This building appears to function to transfer flat rods (via an angle bob) to a higher level (on a timber frame) above the track west of Whim Shaft, to the angle bob pit on the south-west side of the shaft. It has been interpreted as housing the angle bob, and would have increased the height of the flat rods by about 3 metres. The building is a rectangular shaped masonry structure in a relatively good condition with a narrow gap between two long walls facing the downslope flat rod channel. The rear (eastern) wall is 2.5 metres wide and 3.2 metres high (above internal ground level). The two side walls are 2.7 metres wide and 3.2 metres high also. The small sections of the western wall from each side wall return to the narrow slot is 0.6 metres wide and 1.6 metres high. The narrow slot is 0.4 metres wide, approximately 1 metres high for a length of approximately 2 metres. The base of the slot is infilled to an unknown depth, and may be deeper. Other details: Figures 18, 35, site 14.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104563 ]
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 29-30.

Associated Monuments

MDV22881Part of: Bedford Consols or Wheal Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77638Related to: Flat Rod Cutting in Maddacleave Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 1 2010 12:06PM