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HER Number:MDV77784
Name:Possible Waterfall Building, Gawton Mine


Building possibly associated with an artificial 'waterfall' at Gawton Mine, created by taking water from the leat.


Grid Reference:SX 454 689
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE BUILDING (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Dixon, T. + Matthews, A. + Pye A. R. + Slater, W. D., 1988, Gawton Mine and Arsenic Works. The Field Survey. 1988, 32 (Report - Survey). SDV222516.

Other details: Figure 19.

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

Building associated with an artificial 'waterfall' created by taking water from the leat. A building is shown close to this site on the 1867 Bedford Estates map, however it may be associated with the incline tramway from Pearce's Shaft to the upper dressing floor. The map shows the leat going around and west of the building. This feature is relatively well preserved. Other details: Figure 36, site 23.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV222516Report - Survey: Dixon, T. + Matthews, A. + Pye A. R. + Slater, W. D.. 1988. Gawton Mine and Arsenic Works. The Field Survey. 1988. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 32.
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 35.

Associated Monuments

MDV5490Part of: Gawton Mine, West Devon (Monument)
MDV77697Related to: Leat Through Maddacleave Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 8 2010 3:37PM