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HER Number:MDV41456
Name:Mine shafts, Wheal Friendship Mine


Series of three mine shafts in a line to the north-east of the railway. Further small shaft in the north of the main field. Depicted on the historic maps; lie to the west of the main body of mine workings.


Grid Reference:SX 497 791
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of the London and South Western and part of the South Devon Railways south of Mary Tavy Bridge as well as mine shafts from Wheal Friendship

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/55
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Site of 'shafts' shown on late 19th century historic map at SX49657916, SX49679909 and SX49747911.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Old Shafts' shown on the early 20th century historic map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped features: #91108 ; #91109 ; #91110 ; #91111 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4185Part of: Wheal Friendship Mine, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV68396Related to: Mine shaft, Wheal Friendship Mine (Monument)
MDV68397Related to: Mine shafts, Wheal Friendship Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2018 2:42PM