Monument record M517 - Weldon Gypsum Mine, Gotham


GYPSUM MINE (Georgian to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 53259 30813 (210m by 172m)
Map sheet SK53SW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Gotham, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Gypsum mine, 1832-1895 and later. In hillside N of Gotham village (path access by side of British Legion Club), Weldon Mine. Now used as a store by British Plasterboard. Several deep tunnels. Old explosive reserve in hillside. Old packhorse track to Barton Ferry and Thrumpton Ferry. (--/12/1964). (1)
OS map from 1900 shows Weldon Mine with two disused mines adjacent, Brick Yard, railway line, plaster mill. (2) OS map from 1884 shows all features apart from the railway which could date to c.1900. (3)
See M526 for plaster mill, M527 for tramway.
See M8921 for sand pit and M8920 for brick kiln.
See M8922 for mineral railway

<1> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA4 37/1

<2> OS, 1900, 1:2500, County Series 1900 (Map). SNT1021.

<3> OS, 1884, 1:2500, County Series 1884 (Map). SNT1047.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1900. 1:2500, County Series 1900.
  • <3> Map: OS. 1884. 1:2500, County Series 1884.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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