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HER Number:MDV3863
Name:Wheal Josiah, Sawmill


Sawmill at Wheal Josiah mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 429 737
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/6/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SAW MILL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Goodridge, J. C., 1964, Devon Great Consols, a Study of Victorian Mining Enterprise, 237 (Article in Serial). SDV240773.

Buck, C., 1998, Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley, 44 (Report - Assessment). SDV241750.

Devon Great Consols mine. Sawmill at Wheal Josiah. Branch of the railway laid to it. Timber brought from Morwellham by railway. One of the large reservoirs at Wheal Josiah was supplied via a pumping water wheel near the Tamar to power the mine's saw mills.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 160-1+Figs 21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of the saw mill at Wheal Josiah which was probably built in the late 1850s. In 1860 the saw mill consisted of one circular saw & 18 perpendicular saws powered by a water wheel. A building at SX43027369 was probably a timber store. The survey found the platform for the site with no upstanding remains. Other details: Site 232,232/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240773Article in Serial: Goodridge, J. C.. 1964. Devon Great Consols, a Study of Victorian Mining Enterprise. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96. 237.
SDV241750Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 1998. Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Bound. 44.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 160-1+Figs 21,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1513 - Preliminary assessment of industrial sites in the Tamar Valley
  • EDV1514 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 11:15AM