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HER Number:MDV43166
Name:Machinery at Wheal Betsy


Cistern and other machinery sitated outside the engine house by the shaft to the west.


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/6/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MACHINERY (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 (Report - Survey). SDV253761.

Machinery at Wheal Betsy. Cistern sited immediately outside bob wall of engine house at the level of the cataract below the cylinder. This and other condensing equipment usually placed in wooden box encased in masonry. Exhaust steam travelled from cylinder to be condensed. The low masonry walls housing the condenser box are clearly visible, together with plug-hole in bob-wall giving access, and the opening below it for the education (exhaust) pipe. Other details: Figure 3.

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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91597 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4136Part of: Prehistoric Hut Circle 660m east of Roos Tor (Monument)
MDV3185Part of: Wheal Betsy Mine (Monument)
MDV43167Related to: Balance bobs, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43165Related to: Boiler House, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43168Related to: Job's Shaft, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV41536Related to: Wheal Betsy Engine House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2011 1:23PM