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HER Number:MDV77656
Name:Mine Buildings in Maddacleave Wood


Row of mine buildings, comprising office, carpenter's shop, smith's shop and material house, to the west of Whim Shaft in Maddacleave Wood. Built in 1853, all that remains is the rear wall.


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

  • MINE BUILDING (XIX - 1853 AD to 1853 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Row of buildings shown.

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 31 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

Buildings described as 'The office, carpenter's shop, smith's shop, and material house' were completed in 1853, and are shown on the 1867 Bedford Estates maps. The ground has been cut from the hillside to form a surface upon which the buildings have been founded (adjacent to the upper hillslope). The site is very overgrown with trees and bushes. Only sections of a rear wall, 2.7 metres high, are visible, the remainder seems to have been robbed or collapsed. Other details: Figures 5-6, 35, site 16.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104584 ]
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 31.

Associated Monuments

MDV22881Part of: Bedford Consols or Wheal Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77657Related to: Possible Former Sump House in Maddacleave Wood (Monument)
MDV77659Related to: Possible Mine Magazine in Maddacleave Wood (Monument)
MDV77661Related to: Possible Sump Shaft in 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 8 2010 10:46AM