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HER Number:MDV77744
Name:Ore Crusher, Gawton Mine

Summary

Building where ore bearing rock was broken up before it was passed to the grinder on the south side of the engine house, for the second stage of the process.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 452 688
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CRUSHING MILL (XIX - 1895 AD to 1895 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.


Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 40 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

This building was constructed during 1895, and is located to the south of the count house. The ore bearing rock would have been brought up from Kings Shaft via the incline, to be passed through the stone breaker, and then via an overhead conveyor to the first floor of the crusher on the south side of the engine house. The building has intact walls, but the sides of a curving wall of uncertain function are beginning to fall inwards. Due to dense vegetation and rubble, it is difficult to make out the site plan. Other details: Figure 36, site 31.


Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Impact Assessment Report, 14-15 (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 impact of the proposed scheme on the northern (angled) wall of the ore crusher base is to fence along the front of the wall, which appears to be leaching out arsenic oxides and copper salts through the bedding mortar lining the bricks, indicating there may still be deposits of ore within the structure. However, any trees growing on the brick wall and de-stabilising it will be removed. Other details: Figure 4, site 31; photograph, figure 7.


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

Map object based on this Source.

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).
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 40.
SDV348353Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Impact Assessment Report. Cornwall County Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14-15.

Associated Monuments

MDV43330Part of: Engine House Complex, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV43330Related to: Engine House Complex, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV5490Part of: Gawton Mine, West Devon (Monument)
MDV43330Part of: Engine House Complex, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV43330Related to: Engine House Complex, 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:Nov 11 2011 10:55AM