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HER Number:MDV77669
Name:Spoil Heaps at Fuller's Shaft, Gawton Mine


Two spoil heaps to the west of Fuller's Shaft, shown on 19th century estate and Ordnance Survey maps.


Grid Reference:SX 455 690
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

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 heaps shown, with track cutting through centre from north to south.

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 32 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

Two spoil heaps to the west of the adit portal, extending for approximately westwards (downslope), retained by a near verical dry stone wall approximately 3 metres high in places , where an old mine track cuts across the spoil heap. The northern spoil heap appeared to contain the primary waste rock, which was trammed to an adjacent 'spalling' site, and thence to the spoil dumps. Other details: Figures 6, 35, site 18.3.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104597 ]
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 32.

Associated Monuments

MDV5490Part of: Gawton Mine, West Devon (Monument)
MDV69513Related to: Gawton Mine, Fuller's Shaft (Monument)
MDV77673Related to: Middle Adit, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77671Related to: Shaft near Fuller's Shaft, Gawton Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4746 - Archaeological Assessment of Gawton Mine, Devon
  • EDV4747 - Field Survey of Gawton Mine

Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2010 2:19PM