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HER Number:MDV77838
Name:Culvert, Gawton Mine


Culvert running between a possible wheel pit and the calciners, probaly related to their power supply and operation.


Grid Reference:SX 451 688
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CULVERT (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, 13-14 (Report - Survey). SDV222516.

Culvert which may have supplied water to a wheel pit, or may have housed rods running from the wheel pit to the calciners to the south of the track. The remains consist of a brick-lined and arched tunnel underneath the main trackway to the quay. Its northern entrance is partially blocked with shillet, and is the only entrance visible. The southern entrance is probably buried underneath rubble from the partial collapse of the calciner buildings, and the bottom is not visible. It runs under the track towards the gap between two of the calciners.

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 51 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

The wheel pit and culvert tunnel are both sited to the south of the buildings to the east of the limekilns. They appear to be related to the power supply and operation of the four calciners. Other details: Figure 36, site 51.2.

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. 13-14.
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 51. [Mapped feature: #104765 ]

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 12 2010 10:51AM