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HER Number:MDV3875
Name:Wheal Emma, Incline Shaft


Incline Shaft at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 438 737
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/13/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1884, 105SW (Cartographic). SDV218129.

Not specifically marked on the OS 6" (1884) map, but a concentration of buildings, including a magazine, are recorded in this area.

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

'Incline Shaft' and no buildings are recorded on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

I1 Incline A, shaft of Devon Great Consols. Other details: Fig 1.

Ordnance Survey, 1954, SX47SW (Cartographic). SDV336689.

'Disused' on OS 6" (1954) map.

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

Other details: Fig 17.

Buck, C., 1998, Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley, 45 (Report - Assessment). SDV241750.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 196-7, Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Incline Shaft shown on 19C maps at Wheal Emma mine. The survey in 2002 found the choked shaft marked by a granite post at the northern end of a depression 9m long x 3.5m wide x 1.8m deep. No surface evidence was for the balance bob box to the south east of the shaft but the capstan at SX43877368 was on a rounded plinth with a platform wall 4m long x 1m deep. Fragmentary remains of a mine building were found to the southwest of the shaft at SX43857369 Other details: Sites 305,305/1,306.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1884. 105SW. 6".
SDV241750Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 1998. Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Bound. 45.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 196-7, Figs 22,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV276342Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 105 SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
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.
SDV336689Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX47SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV60737Article in Serial: Ramsden, J. V.. 1952. Notes on the Mines of Devonshire. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 97.

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV71538Related to: Wheal Emma, Building (Monument)
MDV71543Related to: Wheal Emma, Engine House, Boiler House & Chimney (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1795 - Preliminary Assessment of Industrial Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 11:15AM