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HER Number:MDV52836
Name:Wheal Russell Mine, Shaft


Site of a 19th or 20th century shaft at Wheal Russell Mine


Grid Reference:SX 437 706
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Matthews shaft. Site of shafts and spoil heaps, part of the disused 19th-20th century Russell United Mine and section of line of 19th century horse tramway

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/582
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 111NW (Cartographic). SDV323423.

'Old Shaft' marked on early 20th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1954, SX47SW (Cartographic). SDV336689.

'Old Shaft' shown on (1954) map to the south of Russell United Mine.

Buck, C., 2005, Wheal Russell Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 32-3 (Report - Assessment). SDV336659.

Possible shaft (Site 30) shown on early 20th century map & aligned with two other possible shafts (see PRN 72800 & PRN 72801) which may represent a late period of underground exploration at Wheal Russell Mine. The survey in 2005 found a depression 6 meters long x 3 meters wide x c0.8 meters deep choked with vegetation. Other details: Fig 9.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323423Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 111NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336659Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2005. Wheal Russell Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R0004. A4 Stapled + Digital. 32-3.
SDV336689Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX47SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV22886Part of: Wheal Russell Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV72800Related to: Wheal Russell Mine, Adit (Monument)
MDV72801Related to: Wheal Russell Mine, Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4040 - Wheal Russell Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2017 1:02PM