Gawton Mine complex, Gulworthy / Bere Ferrers - West Devon

Former copper and arsenic mine and processing complex, comprising a full range of buildings from cooperage to engine houses. The site has suffered damage from vehicles. Despite recent extensive clearance and emergency support works, the structures remain at risk.

Gawton Mine complex, Gulworthy / Bere Ferrers - West Devon
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Gawton arsenic mine and flue
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002667
  • Local Planning Authority: West Devon
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site


  • Building Name: Gawton Mine complex
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: West Devon
  • Parish: Gulworthy / Bere Ferrers
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Torridge and West Devon
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, WHS

Contact Details

Nick Russell 0117 975 0671

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England