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HER Number:MDV77652
Name:Horse Whim at Whim Shaft in Maddacleave Wood


Possible site of horse whim to the west of Whim Shaft, shown on mid 19th century Bedford Consols Mine map.


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

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

Full description

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

The site of the horse whim appears to be on the west side of the shaft as shown on the 1867 Bedford Consols lode/shaft map. It is now a flattish area of ground about 5 metres from the shaft and approximately 7 metrres in diameter. Other details: Figures 5-6, 35, site 13.1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 29. [Mapped feature: #104581 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV22881Part of: Bedford Consols or Wheal Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77650Related to: Whim 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:Jul 1 2010 3:35PM