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HER Number:MDV43169
Name:Wheel Pit, Wheal Betsy Mine


Possible location of the north engine wheel.


Grid Reference:SX 509 814
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/6/22

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WHEEL PIT (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.

Possible site of wheelpit for 1831 north engine wheel. Replaced by another to the north of Job's Shaft, and filled in.

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.

Associated Monuments

MDV3185Part of: Wheal Betsy Mine (Monument)
MDV41536Related to: Wheal Betsy Engine House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2011 1:53PM