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HER Number:MDV3864
Name:Wheal Josiah, Buildings & School


Site of a group of 19C buildings which included the mine's school at Wheal Josiah mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 430 737
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/24

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Goodridge, J. C., 1964, Devon Great Consols, a Study of Victorian Mining Enterprise, 240-1 (Article in Serial). SDV240773.

Devon Great Consols. School set up on the mine in 1862 for those children too young to work in the mine.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 159-160, Figs 4,21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of a group of buildings around a courtyard at Wheal Josiah mine shown on 19C maps which must have housed the mine's smithy & carpenter's shop. The western building at SX43067369 seems to have been the mine school mentioned from 1864 & labelled on the OS (1904) map. The survey in 2002 found no evidence for the buildings apart from some piles of rubble. Other details: Sites 230,230/1.

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. 240-1.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 159-160, Figs 4,21,38.
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

  • EDV1764 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 1:22PM