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HER Number:MDV43165
Name:Boiler House, Wheal Betsy

Summary

Boiler house on the north side of the engine house at Wheal Betsy. In partly ruined condition.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 510 813
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/6/18
  • Old SAM County Ref: 787
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INDUSTRIAL BUILDING (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A. + Westcott, K., 1992, Archaeological survey of the pumping engine house at Wheal Betsy, Mary Tavy, 7 (Report - Survey). SDV253761.

Boiler house on the north side of the engine house, built of local quarried stone. Much of the north wall survives, with part of the foundations of the east wall. Rectangular, single storey, probably with sloping roof. A narrow blocked opening at the western end may have led into a coal bunker. A broad scar towards east end may represent an internal wall.
Lowermost part of north wall consists of projecting plinth of un-faced rubble masonry which probably represents the original floor level from which boilers were worked. A slight ridge down the centre of the building suggests that originally it may have housed two boilers. These would have been stoked from the western end. At the eastern end one or more flues would have emerged into the chamber between the internal wall and end wall, and thence to the base of the chimney. Flue entry still visible, though ash-hole/damper-hole is not; this probably lay on the south side of the chimney adjoining the cylinder arch. Other details: Figure 3-4, plate 4-5.


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

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. 7.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91596 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV41536Part of: Wheal Betsy Engine House (Monument)
MDV41536Related to: Wheal Betsy Engine House (Monument)
MDV3185Part of: Wheal Betsy Mine (Monument)
MDV43167Related to: Balance bobs, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43168Related to: Job's Shaft, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43166Related to: Machinery at Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV41536Part of: Wheal Betsy Engine House (Monument)
MDV41536Related to: Wheal Betsy Engine House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2013 9:56AM