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HER Number:MDV51113
Name:South Wheal Fanny, Engine Shaft


South Lode or (Engine) Shaft at South Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 425 728
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/17/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHAFT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Old shaft marked on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

Also marked on OS 6" (1954/70) map.

Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 94-108 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

Engine shaft. Part of South Fanny Mine, Devon Great Consols. Other details: Fig 17.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 155, Figs 26 & 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

South Lode or (Engine) Shaft at South Wheal Fanny shown on 19C maps with a flat rod system to the east. The survey in 2002 found the 12m wide blocked shaft with the ground on the eastern side cut away to form the flat rod cutting. Two curved walls c6m long x c4m high were found on the north & south sides of the shaft. The spoil tip was located on the southern & southeastern sides. The 1867 map showed a capstan to the southwest of the shaft of which a 4m x 2m x 0.4m high platform was located. Other details: Sites 220.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 155, Figs 26 & 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. 94-108.

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV56102Part of: Devon Great Consols, South Wheal Fanny Mine (Monument)
MDV71487Related to: South Wheal Fanny, Adit (Monument)
MDV56105Related to: South Wheal Fanny, Flat Rod System (Monument)
MDV56104Related to: South Wheal Fanny, Water Wheel (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1756 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Aug 1 2005 4:01PM