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HER Number:MDV56086
Name:Wheal Emma, Path Shaft


Path Shaft shown on early 20C map at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 432 734
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHAFT (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of a small rectangular feature on OS 25" (1880s) map.

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

Not recorded on OS 6" (1884) map.

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

Not recorded on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

'Old Shaft' recorded on OS 6" (1954) map to SW of Hawkmoor House.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 179-80 Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of Path Shaft not shown on the 19C maps but present as 'Old Shaft' on the OS (1904) map at Wheal Emma mine. The survey in 2002 found a rectangular shaft 3m x 2.4m with 0.6m high masonry walls full of rubbish. A depression 5m to the north of the shaft may be the site of the capstan & a 4m long working platform was identified to the south. A short section of tramway from SX43287343 to SX43247341 connected Path Shaft to the Railway line. The survey found a track 0,5m deep c10m to the southwest of the shaft. Other details: Sites 270,270/1,271.

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. 179-80 Figs 22,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV276342Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 105 SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336689Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX47SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV42208Related to: Wheal Emma, Ponds (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1805 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 7:40PM