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HER Number:MDV3874
Name:Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah

Summary

Wheal Josiah mine was part of Devon Great Consols

Location

Grid Reference:SX 431 737
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

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Wheal Josiah (copper & arsenic disused) marked on OS 6" (1907) map.


Ramsden, J. V., 1952, Notes on the Mines of Devonshire, 97 (Article in Serial). SDV60737.

J3 Wheal Josiah, part of Devon Great Consols. 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, 19-20 (Report - Survey). SDV226597.


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

Other details: Fig 1; Plate 10.


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

Wheal Josiah. Part of Devon Great Consols. Includes Richards and Hitchins (and possibly Agnes and Counthouse shafts). Presumably closed by 1903. Not referred to amongst the workings that were re-opened later. Other details: Fig 17.


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., 1998, Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley, 39 (Report - Assessment). SDV241750.

Reservoir ponds are best preserved features of the mine (some still hold water). Now engine house remains are covered in vegetation, as are possible railway buildings near the terrace of Miners' Cottages. Waste dumps have been partially removed. Railway/tramway routes are in good condition through the woods but not in open areas.


Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 9-10 Figs 4,8,9,10,11,12,21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Wheal Josiah was named after Josiah Hitchins & was developed in 1845.

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. 19-20.
SDV241750Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 1998. Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Bound. 39.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 9-10 Figs 4,8,9,10,11,12,21,38.
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. 36.
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. 97.

Associated Monuments

MDV71429Parent of: Wheal Anna Maria, Adit (Monument)
MDV71500Parent of: Wheal Emma, Reservoir, Aqueduct and Wheelpit (Monument)
MDV37316Parent of: Wheal Josiah Cottages (Building)
MDV71489Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Building (Monument)
MDV3864Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Buildings & School (Monument)
MDV71498Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Dressing Floor, Buddles & Reservoir (Monument)
MDV71380Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Engine House (Monument)
MDV56090Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Flat Rod Cutting (Monument)
MDV71530Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Hawkmoor House (Monument)
MDV51116Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Hitchins's Shaft (Monument)
MDV71492Parent of: Wheal Josiah, House (Monument)
MDV71422Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Leat (Monument)
MDV71496Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Leat (Monument)
MDV56085Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Magazine (Monument)
MDV71421Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Pond (Monument)
MDV71420Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Railway Lines (Monument)
MDV71490Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Reservoir (Monument)
MDV3867Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Richard's Engine Shaft (Monument)
MDV3863Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Sawmill (Monument)
MDV71379Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Shaft (Monument)
MDV71381Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Shaft (Monument)
MDV71607Parent of: Wheal Josiah, Shaft (Monument)
MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV42209Related to: Wheal Josiah, Reservoir (Monument)
MDV56114Related to: Devon Great Consols, Blanchdown Adit (Monument)
MDV42206Related to: Devon Great Consols, Precipitation & Ochre Works (Monument)
MDV3880Related to: Devon Great Consols, Railway (Monument)
MDV56088Related to: Devon Great Consols, Two Water Wheels (Monument)
MDV71371Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Engine House Complex (Monument)
MDV3869Related to: Wheal Emma, Railway Shaft (Monument)
MDV71493Related to: Wheal Josiah, Leat (Monument)
MDV71529Related to: Wheal Josiah, Track (Monument)
MDV71615Related to: Wheal Thomas/Watson, Flat Rod Cutting (Monument)
MDV3883Related to: Wheal Thomas/Watson, Plunger Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1498 - An Archaeological Survey of the Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols
  • EDV1499 - Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley: Cultural Heritage Appraisal
  • EDV1500 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment
  • EDV744 - Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley

Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2014 8:08AM