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HER Number:MDV51099
Name:Wheal Anna Maria, Engine Shaft


Engine Shaft with associated features at Wheal Anna Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 426 736
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/5/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHAFT (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 105 SW (Cartographic). SDV276342.

'Engine Shaft' marked on OS 6" (1907) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1954/1970, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV243528.

'Engine Shaft' marked on OS 6" (1954/1970) map.

Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 95 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

Engine Shaft. Part of Wheal Anna Maria, Devon Great Consols. Drained by waterwheel and connected flatrods (see PRN 56089).

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 110-111+Figs 15,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Engine Shaft was one of the two main shafts at Wheal Anna Maria mine on the Main Lode. The shafts were pumped by flat rods (see PRN 56089) powered by a large waterwheel named 'Anna Maria' (see PRN 56088). The 1867 map details the balance bob box & mountings to the northwest, the angle bob box next to the shaft to the southeast & the capstan to the north. The survey found the shaft 4m long x 3m wide marked by a granite stone at the southeastern end of a depression 20m long x 5m wide. A depression 2m diameter x 0.4m deep at SX42687365 may be the site of a shaft recently identified. Other details: Sites 141 & 143.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 110-111+Figs 15,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV243528Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954/1970. 6".
SDV276342Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 105 SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 95.

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3873Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Anna Maria (Monument)
MDV56112Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leat (Monument)
MDV56088Related to: Devon Great Consols, Two Water Wheels (Monument)
MDV71423Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Engine House (Monument)
MDV56089Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Flatrod Gully (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1476 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 7:08PM