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HER Number:MDV2343
Name:Walkhampton Consols Mine, also known as Wheal Rose

Summary

Walkhampton Consols, also known as Wheal Rose, was another small copper mine in Walkhampton, last worked in about 1860. Remains of the mine can be seen to the north of the Horrabridge - Walkhampton road and parts of the leat which formerly brought water from the brook just below Knowle Farm, are still traceable.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 522 697
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHorrabridge
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHORRABRIDGE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of 19th century Walkhampton Consols Mine, as well as mill leat to Phoenix Mill, Horrabridge

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/31
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COPPER MINE (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1860 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Tithe Map depicts the Copper Mine at this location. A number of buildings and workings are shown, as well as the leat that serviced the mine.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows 'Wheal Rose (Copper, disused)' and the only remains are indicated as earthworks. The north-eastern extent of the mine appears to have been marked by a row of three stones, which are depicted on the map.


Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 99-100, fig 1 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

W2 Walkhampton Consols, Plan r 72 a. M. R. O. (R10 rose. Copper)


Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 224 (Monograph). SDV149229.

Walkhampton Consols, also known as Wheal Rose, was another small copper mine in Walkhampton, last worked in about 1860. Remains can be seen to the north of the Horrabridge-Walkhampton road just as it enters Knowle down in the narrow field between the road and the river. There are overgrown dumps and a pit about 3.0 metres deep, also two stone walls above the river bank which probably formed part of a wheelpit. Parts of the leat which formerly brought water from the brook just below Knowle Farm, are still traceable, some of it being above the road on the opposite side.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1946 vertical aerial photographs.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

There is no evidence on the modern mapping of the mine. The row of three stones is still depicted.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 224.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #83931 ]
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 99-100, fig 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV76829Related to: Knowle farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV25913Related to: Leat on Knowle Moor (Monument)
MDV25912Related to: Mill leat from River Walkham to Phoenix Mill, Horrabridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2018 2:59PM