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HER Number:MDV37316
Name:Wheal Josiah Cottages

Summary

Nos 1-5 Wheal Josiah Cottages said to have been stabling for Devon Great Consols Mine

Location

Grid Reference:SX 429 738
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/6/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 105 SW (Cartographic). SDV276342.

'Wheal Josiah Cottages' marked on OS 6" (1907) map.


Goodridge, J. C., 1964, Devon Great Consols, a Study of Victorian Mining Enterprise, 240-241 (Article in Serial). SDV240773.

Many cottages were built for the miners at Devon Great Consols.12 agents' houses and a school were also built.


Department of Environment, 1987, Gulworthy, 104 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV220874.

Wheal Josiah Cottages. Row of 6 houses, now 5, said to have been originally used as stabling for Devon Great Consols Mine. Circa 1870. Nos 1-3 rubble, rest painted, right gable end of row rendered, slate roofs with gable ends and 2 ridge stacks to each group of 3, group to right at lower roof level. Single depth cottages, each of 2-room plan, with central entrance. Each of 2 storeys and 2 windows with central door, at ground floor all have 2-light casement to right and left of door, two 2-light gabled dormers above, all 8-pane casements. Doors to Nos 1, 5 and 6 blocked, ground floor openings have timber lintels. Ridge stacks arranged to heat inner rooms of each group of 3 houses. Right gable end has 20C window at ground and first floor, left gable end has 20C multi-pane window at ground floor. Rear has single-storey additions behind Nos 1 and 3, casements under eaves and at ground floor as on front. Interior not inspected.


Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T., 1989, The Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock, 108 (Article in Serial). SDV219136.


Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal, 36 (Report - non-specific). SDV319814.


Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The 1867 map shows six houses. The western two cottages have been amalgamated.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219136Article in Serial: Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T.. 1989. The Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 47. Paperback Volume. 108.
SDV220874List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Gulworthy. Historic Houses Register. Website. 104.
SDV240773Article in Serial: Goodridge, J. C.. 1964. Devon Great Consols, a Study of Victorian Mining Enterprise. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96. 240-241.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4.
SDV276342Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 105 SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV319814Report - non-specific: Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T.. 1998. Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.60. A4 Stapled + Digital. 36.

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3874Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1510 - Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley: Cultural Heritage Appraisal
  • EDV1511 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jun 15 2005 2:06PM