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HER Number:MDV77735
Name:Quarry at Gawton Mine


Quarry shown on 19th century maps, possibly the source of stone for the original Gawton Quay buildings.


Grid Reference:SX 451 687
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

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

Full description

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

'Old Quarry' shown.

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 37-8 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

One of a number of small quarries distributed across the mine, usually the result of needing stone for the erection of buildings.This quarry, shown on the Tavistock Tithe Map of 1842, is the likely source of stone for the original Gawton Quay buildings. It appears to have been cut through the main access route to the mine before the slightly higher (and existing) route was used. It is approximately 10 metres from north to south and 6 metres from east to west, and has been partially cut into the side of the eastern hillside. Other details: Figure 3, Figure 36, site 26.2.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104660 ]
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 37-8.

Associated Monuments

MDV5490Part of: Gawton Mine, West Devon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2010 11:43AM