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HER Number:MDV77850
Name:Possible Dressing Floor Buildings, Gawton Mine


Two buildings to the south-west of King's Shaft, probably related to the dressing of ore in the late 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 450 687
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

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Two buildings shown to the south-west of King's Shaft.

Buck, C., 2006, Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 60 (Report - Assessment). SDV344672.

These buildings are not shown on the 1867 Bedford Estates map but are shown on the 1884 Ordnance Survey map. They are probably related to the dressing of ore prior to the material going to the calciners, and it is likely that there is a jigger house to separate ore from waste rock in one of these buildings. The Ordnance survey map appears to show that these were open sided buildings, probably of timber and galvanised roof construction, which would leave little evidence of their existence. There are no visible remains of these buildings, however there may well be remnants of the lower walls or foundations within the site. Other details: Figures 8, 36, site 65.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104778 ]
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 60.

Associated Monuments

MDV5490Part of: Gawton Mine, West Devon (Monument)
MDV77851Related to: Spoil Heap, 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 12 2010 4:25PM