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HER Number:MDV77643
Name:Spoil Heaps near Sims Shaft, Maddacleave Wood


Spoil heaps, 2 metres high, scattered to the north and south of the probable site of Sims Shaft.


Grid Reference:SX 457 691
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

  • SPOIL HEAP (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The site in which Sims Shaft is located is wooded, but also characterised by pits and spoil heaps. The 2 metres high spoil heaps are scattered both north and south of the probable shaft site. Other details: Figure 35, site 12.1.

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)
MDV77646Related to: Lode Back Pits near Sims Shaft, Maddacleave Wood (Monument)
MDV77641Related to: 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