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HER Number:MDV43168
Name:Job's Shaft, Wheal Betsy

Summary

Job's Shaft, located to the west of the Engine House. This shaft was connected to the two balance bobs.

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/6/21

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Pye, A. + Westcott, K., 1992, Archaeological survey of the pumping engine house at Wheal Betsy, Mary Tavy, 8 (Report - Survey). SDV253761.

Job's shaft lies immediately to the west of the cistern chamber, and has been capped, or infilled. Part of its masonry lining or collar is still visible, and appears to have been thickened. A gap (later partly infilled) in its north wall accommodated the balance bobs.


Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 50-51 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

The deepest part of the mine was in the northern section near Job's shaft, where a depth of 170 fathoms was reached.


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. 8.
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 50-51.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91598 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV43167Parent of: Balance bobs, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43167Related to: Balance bobs, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV3185Part of: Wheal Betsy Mine (Monument)
MDV43167Parent of: Balance bobs, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43167Related to: Balance bobs, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43165Related to: Boiler House, Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV43166Related to: Machinery at Wheal Betsy (Monument)
MDV41536Related to: Wheal Betsy Engine House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2016 3:01PM