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HER Number:MDV26304
Name:William's Shaft, Wheal Friendship Mine


William's Shaft; part of the Wheal Friendship Mine, Mary Tavy. Depicted on historic maps and visible on aerial photographs, along with spoil heaps. Mine leat runs by in close proximity.


Grid Reference:SX 507 796
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/82/14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XVII to XIX - 1700 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1949, RAF 540/226, 5160 (Aerial Photograph). SDV271060.

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

"william's Shaft (disused)" recorded on the 1950s-1960s historic map.

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

William's Shaft to west (east?) of Mary Tavy and to north of Devon Friendship Mine. Two spoilheaps visible on the aerial photographs.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Shaft' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV271060Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1949. RAF 540/226. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 5160.
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.
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85256 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4185Part of: Wheal Friendship Mine, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV5570Related to: The Reddaford Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2016 4:01PM