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HER Number:MDV77654
Name:Shallow Adit Portal, Maddacleave Wood


The collapsed entrance to Shallow Adit, shown on the 1867 Bedford Estate survey and Bedford Consols maps.


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

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

Full description

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

The adit appears to be partially collapsed back from an unknown portal position. The ground above the existing opening is not particularly stable and measures approximately 3 metre in height, and has collapsed on its north side. The present opening is 0.7 metres high above water level, and 1.2 metres wide. Ochreous mine water is slowly flowing out of the adit and is approximately 0.5 metres deep within the adit. Other details: Figures 5-6, 19, 35, site 15.

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

'Level (disused)' shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104582 ]
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 30.

Associated Monuments

MDV22881Part of: Bedford Consols or Wheal Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77655Related to: Mine Waste Heap near Shallow Adit Portal, 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 4:08PM