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HER Number:MDV77851
Name:Spoil Heap, Gawton Mine

Summary

Spoil heap at west end of Gawton Quay, on the west side of King's Shaft, shown on late 19th century maps.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 449 688
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SPOIL HEAP (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Spoil heap with tramway shown at west end of Gawton Quay.


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


Timms, S., 1985, An Archaeological Assessment of the Remains of the Quay, Mine and Arsenic Works at Gawton, Tavistock Hamlets, 5.4, appendix (Report - Assessment). SDV352213.

5.4 - Dump noted on sources dated 1895 ('dump'), 1906, 1953, 1984.


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

The 1884 and late maps show that a spoil heap at this location, and it is now approximately 2 metres high above ground level. This would be the mine waste dump formed after the ore had been processed for its primary dressing. A tramline is shown leading from a mine dressing floor building going onto the waste tip. The tip consists of mainly waste rock and some boiler house slag. Other details: Figure 36, site 66.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104779 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344672Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. Gawton Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R023. A4 Stapled + Digital. 60.
SDV352213Report - Assessment: Timms, S.. 1985. An Archaeological Assessment of the Remains of the Quay, Mine and Arsenic Works at Gawton, Tavistock Hamlets. Devon County Council. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.4, appendix.

Associated Monuments

MDV5490Part of: Gawton Mine, West Devon (Monument)
MDV5491Part of: Lime Kilns at Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV43340Related to: Engine house and shaft complex at Gawton Mine (Monument)
MDV77850Related to: Possible Dressing Floor Buildings, 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:Aug 28 2019 3:16PM