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HER Number:MDV77736
Name:Quarry at Gawton Mine


Small quarry to south and east of reservoir, shown on early 20th century Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:SX 453 688
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Quarry shown to south and east of reservoir.

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. The back wall is 5 metres high (with a deeper floor from track level), 12 metres wide and the floor is approximately 10 metres in depth, but large trees are growing out of the rear and back edge, making it unstable. Other details: Figure 36, site 26.3.

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Impact Assessment Report, 32-33 (Report - Assessment). SDV348353.

The Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project has proposed that a programme of building conservation and public safety works be undertaken to a number of sites within Gawton Quay and Mine. The quarry is immediately adjacent to the main trail that leads to the upper section of Gawton Mine (ore dressing site). A small amount of tree and vegetation clearance may be necessary to reduce the likelihood of structural instability, and part of the eastern side of the quarry will need fencing as there is a vertical drop of 3.0 metres. Other details: Figure 4, site 26.3.

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: #104661 ]
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 37-8.
SDV348353Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Impact Assessment Report. Cornwall County Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 32-33.

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:Nov 14 2011 8:46AM