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HER Number:MDV77641
Name:Sims Shaft, Maddacleave Wood


Shaft shown on 19th century estate maps in wooded area characterised by pits and spoil heaps, possibly cut in the 1850s, exact location unknown.


Grid Reference:SX 457 692
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

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

Full description

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

Shaft possibly cut in the 1850s and shown on the 1867 Bedford Estates survey map and Bedford Consols map of lodes and shafts. The site within which the shaft is located is wooded, but also characterised by pits and spoil heaps. The shaft site appears to be within a wide area, 10 metres north-south by 12 metres east-west, with a 3 metres bank on the east side of the open area. The shaft is presumably choked to the surface. Other details: Figures 5-6, 35, site 12.

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)
MDV77646Related to: Lode Back Pits near Sims Shaft, Maddacleave Wood (Monument)
MDV77643Related to: Spoil Heaps near Sims Shaft, 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:Dec 10 2020 3:54PM