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HER Number:MDV77655
Name:Mine Waste Heap near Shallow Adit Portal, Maddacleave Wood


Mine waste heap to north-west of Shallow Adit, shown on 1867 Bedford Estate Survey map.


Grid Reference:SX 456 692
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

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Spoil heap shown.

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

The heap of mine waste to the north-west of Shallow Adit is testament to the amount of ore that was removed. It is likely that there was a tramroad within the adit and working level which connected to the surface tramroad from Pearce's shaft to the dressing floor. The rock heap was simply pushed westwards downslope on the western side of the mine track to the Bedford Consols mine, giving it a height of approximately 10 metres above downslope ground level. Other details: Figures 5-6, 35, site 15.1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104583 ]
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)
MDV77654Related to: 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 4:31PM