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HER Number:MDV77701
Name:Unnamed Shaft at Gawton Mine


Unnamed shaft to north-east of Bayly's Shaft, shown on 19th century estate maps, survives as a circular depression filled with rock and stone.


Grid Reference:SX 453 689
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 34-35 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

Unnamed shaft shown on Bedford Estates maps of 1867. Plan of abandoned mines shows that this shaft accessed Deep Adit and then went down to the 10 fathoms level only. This shaft would have perhaps been the footway accesss to Deep Adit and further to the underground workings. It is approximately 15 metres north-east of Bayly's Shaft, and survives as a circular depression, filled with loose rock and stone, approximately 2.6 metres in diameter and 1.5 metres deep at its centre. Other details: Figures 5-6, 36, site 21.1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 34-35.

Associated Monuments

MDV77698Related to: Deep Adit, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV43331Related to: Gawton Mine, Bayly's Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 5 2010 11:56AM