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HER Number:MDV77795
Name:Tramway to Spoil Heap, Gawton Mine


Elevated tramway to take waste from engine house complex to spoil heap.


Grid Reference:SX 452 687
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 45 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

Documentary evidence shows there was a short elevated tramway to take the waste from south of the engine house complex to the end of the waste tip. This feature is no longer visible, although some of the deep vertical timber supports are likely to be in situ. Timber posts and panelling with stone retaining walls are also likely to be extant in places. Other details: Figure 36, site 40.1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 45. [Mapped feature: #104720 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5490Part of: Gawton Mine, West Devon (Monument)
MDV43330Related to: Engine House Complex, Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77794Related to: Waste Tip West of Buddles, 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:Jul 9 2010 8:58AM