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HER Number:MDV41540
Name:Footway and Taylor's shaft, Wheal Betsy


Two mine shafts near to Cholwell Brook, at Wheal Betsy; the northern one referred to as 'Footway Shaft' and the southern thought to be referred to as 'Taylor's shaft'.


Grid Reference:SX 509 811
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/6/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1877 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Two shafts marked on First Edition Ordnance Survey map in the region of the Cholwell Brook; one to the north, and one to the south of the Brook. Map object based on this Source.

Pye, A. + Westcott, K., 1992, Archaeological survey of the pumping engine house at Wheal Betsy, Mary Tavy (Report - Survey). SDV253761.

'Taylor's shaft', (1831). Other details: Figure 2.

Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 50 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

Shaft marked as "Taylor's shaft" is shown on Richardson's sketch plan as being to the north of Cholwell Brook, along with another shaft referred to as "Footway Shaft". Other details: Figure 7.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Shaft to the south of Cholwell Brook is marked on Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV253761Report - Survey: Pye, A. + Westcott, K.. 1992. Archaeological survey of the pumping engine house at Wheal Betsy, Mary Tavy. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Field Investigation. 92.08. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 50.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV3185Part of: Wheal Betsy Mine (Monument)
MDV41569Related to: Quarry, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43161Related to: Smelter and calciner, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43163Related to: Smithy, Wheal Betsy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2016 2:55PM