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HER Number:MDV51112
Name:Wheal Fanny, Western Shaft


Western Shaft or Engine Shaft with a capstan, wheelpit & spoil heap at Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 421 736
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/2/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1884, 105SW (Cartographic). SDV218129.

Recorded on OS 6" (1884) map.

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

Recorded on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

Recorded on OS 6" (1954) map.

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

Western Shaft at Wheal Fanny.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 76-77+ Figs 4,14,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Western or Engine Shaft was one of the three main shafts at Wheal Fanny & is shown on the 19C maps. Ore was wound up the shaft by a water powered winding drum with a capstan to the northwest. The survey found a granite marker post in a shallow depression 5.8m x 3.7m x 0.6m deep. A 15m long spoil heap at SX42117367 extended to the south of the shaft & the site of the capstan 4m diameter x 0.4m deep was located in a quarry at SX42127372. The waterwheel powered winder at SX42147372 proved difficult to identify but the wheelpit on the eastern side of the spoil heap was 3.5m wide at the south end & 6.5m wide at the north end x c 2.8m deep. Other details: Sites 76, 77, 78 & 79.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1884. 105SW. 6".
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 76-77+ Figs 4,14,38.
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)
MDV3870Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Fanny (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1291 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 7:08PM