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HER Number:MDV3870
Name:Devon Great Consols, Wheal Fanny

Summary

Wheal Fanny mine was part of the Devon Great Consols complex

Location

Grid Reference:SX 421 737
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Wheal Fanny (Copper)' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map with buildings, shafts, ponds, leats & an aqueduct.


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

'Wheal Fanny (Copper, Disused)' marked on OS 6" (1907) map.


Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 94 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

Other details: Fig 1.


Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T.
Pye, A. R. + Dixon, t., 1989, An Archaeological Survey of the Arsenic Works and an Inventory of the Other Historic Workings at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock Hamlets, 19 (Report - Survey). SDV226597.

F1 Fanny, see Devon Great Consols. Surveyed by Exeter Museum Field Archaeology Unit in 1989. Of the 19C features three shafts, some settling ponds and some flooring immediately E of western shaft remain. Several cottages also survive, including one superior dwelling (Woodland View), perhaps originally occupied by a mine manager or agent.


Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T., 1989, The Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock, 79-111 (Article in Serial). SDV219136.

Other details: Figs 1 and 2.


Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 94-108 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

Wheal Fanny. Part of Devon Great Consols copper and arsenic mine complex. Closed in 1903 but re-opened 1915-21. Re-opened yet again from 1922-25 when a railway built between it and the new arsenic works. Other details: Fig 17.


Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal, 35 (Report - non-specific). SDV319814.


Buck, C., 1998, Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley, 36 (Report - Assessment). SDV241750.

3 shafts - only W shaft is visible. Nearby to W are low remnants of buddles, dressing floor and building. Ore dumps, reprocessed during WWII, survive. Settling tanks also survive, some of which are full. In the cutting ('old quarry' on 1884 OS map) building remnants survive, but are obscured by vegetation. Visible shaft appears to show signs of movement. Settling ponds and ore dumps appear to be stable.


Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 6,9+ Figs 4,8,14,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Wheal Fanny mine is situated between Wheal Maria & Wheal Anna Maria & formed part of Devon Great Consols. The features at the mine included shafts, dressing floors & settling ponds.

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. 79-111.
SDV226597Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T. Pye, A. R. + Dixon, t.. 1989. An Archaeological Survey of the Arsenic Works and an Inventory of the Other Historic Workings at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock Hamlets. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.08. A4 Stapled + Digital. 19.
SDV241750Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 1998. Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Bound. 36.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 6,9+ Figs 4,8,14,38.
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. 35.
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 94-108.
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 94.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV37323Parent of: WALL in the Parish of Gulworthy (Building)
MDV37323Related to: WALL in the Parish of Gulworthy (Building)
MDV71330Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Building (Monument)
MDV71351Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Buildings (Monument)
MDV37322Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Count House, Tree View (Building)
MDV71327Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Dressing Floor & Buddles (Monument)
MDV71329Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Dressing Floor Buildings (Monument)
MDV51092Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Eastern Shaft (Monument)
MDV71350Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Garden (Monument)
MDV37321Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Mine Captain's House, Woodland View (Building)
MDV71323Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Openwork (Monument)
MDV71339Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Reservoir (Monument)
MDV71338Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Reservoirs & Leats (Monument)
MDV71321Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Settling Tanks & Trenches (Monument)
MDV71328Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Shaft & Adit (Monument)
MDV71322Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Shafts (Monument)
MDV71352Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Tunnel (Monument)
MDV51091Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Ventilation Shaft (Monument)
MDV51112Parent of: Wheal Fanny, Western Shaft (Monument)
MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV71363Related to: Devon Great Consols, Incline Railway Line (Monument)
MDV56107Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leat & Tramline (Monument)
MDV56111Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leat (Monument)
MDV71337Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leat (Monument)
MDV71320Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leats (Monument)
MDV56108Related to: Devon Great Consols, Rubbytown Leat (Monument)
MDV51093Related to: QUARRY in the Parish of Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV37323Parent of: WALL in the Parish of Gulworthy (Building)
MDV37323Related to: WALL in the Parish of Gulworthy (Building)
MDV71355Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Reservoir (Monument)
MDV71354Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Spoil Heap (Monument)
MDV71349Related to: Wheal Fanny, House (Monument)
MDV71318Related to: Wheal Maria, House, Outbuilding, Pond & Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1288 - An Archaeological Survey of the Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine
  • EDV1289 - Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley
  • EDV1290 - Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Initiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal
  • EDV739 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 11:15AM