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HER Number:MDV113329
Name:Mine shaft north of River Mardle, part of Old Wheal Emma Mine


Depicted on the historic maps. Thought to be part of the Old Wheal Emma Mine enterprise that dates to around 1845.


Grid Reference:SX 720 676
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structures and below ground remains of two ruined stone buildings and a mine shaft south of Hepney Wood, thought to be part of the Old Wheal Emma mining enterprise dating to mid-19th century

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX76NW84
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1433370
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/20/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (Constructed, XIX - 1845 AD to 1875 AD)
  • SPOIL HEAP (Constructed, XIX - 1845 AD to 1875 AD)

Full description

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

Area of the spoil heap is depicted on the late 19th century historic map, but not the shaft itself.

Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K., 1981, Mines of Devon: North and East of Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV364319.

Newman, P., 2005, Brookwood and Wheal Emma Copper Mines, Buckfastleigh, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, 2, 38, figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359199.

Site 49: Shaft and spoil heap. This mine shaft, to the north of the river Mardle if one of those associated with Old Wheal Emma. Dating to around 1845, this mining enterprise which predated that in Brook Wood. One other mine shaft remains to the west (MDV49065). Shaft is depicted on a map of Brookwood Mine dated 1875 where it is referred to as 'Old shaft'. It may also be the shaft mentioned by Hamilton Jenkin (1981) as 'Old Skip Shaft'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359199Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2005. Brookwood and Wheal Emma Copper Mines, Buckfastleigh, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. English Heritage. A1/01/2005. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 2, 38, figure 2. [Mapped feature: #3013 ]
SDV364319Monograph: Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K.. 1981. Mines of Devon: North and East of Dartmoor. Mines of Devon.. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV113330Related to: Forge and associated building south of Hepney Wood (Building)
MDV49065Related to: Mine shaft north of Hepney Wood (Monument)
MDV47959Related to: Newbrook Wood Copper Mine, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV49062Related to: South Devon United Copper Mine, Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 28 2022 12:40PM