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HER Number:MDV77673
Name:Middle Adit, Gawton Mine


One of two adits on the Main, or Copper Lode at Gawton Mine. The adit portal is open and old tram rails are visible on the adit floor.


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

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

Full description

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

The adit portal is open, and orange coloured mine water is draining out from its interior. The portal opening is approximately 1.8 metres high and 1.5 metres wide. At a distance of about 3 metres inside the portal it has a small branch going to the south-east (presumably to Fuller's Shaft) and another to the north-east (presumably past Adit Shaft), and into the underground levels. Old tram rails can be seen in the murky water on the adit floor. Other details: Figures 5-6, 20, 35, site 18.2.

Sources / Further Reading

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)
MDV77679Related to: Burrows House, Braunton Burrows (Monument)
MDV69513Related to: Gawton Mine, Fuller's Shaft (Monument)
MDV77671Related to: Shaft near Fuller's Shaft, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77669Related to: Spoil Heaps at 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 2:21PM