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HER Number:MDV51002
Name:Wheal Conquer Mine

Summary

Wheal Conquer lead mine is depicted on historic maps from the Ordnance Survey First Edition map onwards and is visible as earthwork cut features on aerial photographs. The quarry was partly mapped during the Tamar Valley NMP project.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 427 769
Map Sheet:SX47NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLamerton
Civil ParishSydenham Damerel
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishSYDENHAM DAMEREL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NW/65

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAD MINE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

1954, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV259244.

"wheal conquer (lead, disused)" marked os 6" (1907) and os 6" (1954) maps (os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV259245.

Des=os 6" (1907) 105nw.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV259246.

Des=os 6" (1954).


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

The mine is depicted on this map. Map object partly based on this source.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF CPE/UK/2149/F20/3272-4 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

Earthworks interpreted as post-medieval spoil heaps are visible on aerial photographs. Map object partly based on this source.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

The earthwork spoil heaps are likely associated with the post-medieval to modern lead mine of Wheal Conquer. Only part of the photo reference is given in the transcription attributes, so the date of the photograph is not known.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV259244Migrated Record: 1954.
SDV259245Migrated Record:
SDV259246Migrated Record:
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF CPE/UK/2149/F20/3272-4.
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2016 1:00PM