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HER Number:MDV56089
Name:Wheal Anna Maria, Flatrod Gully


Flat rod cuttings from Blanchdown waterwheels to engine shaft at Wheal Anna Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 431 732
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/9/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLATROD GULLY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The flat rod courses are also marked on the OS 6" (1884) map.

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

It is recorded but not so named on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

"Track of old tramway" recorded on OS 6" (1954) map.

Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T., 1989, The Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock (Article in Serial). SDV219136.

Waterwheels at Blanchdown Farm, powered by leats, powered machinery at Wheal Anna Maria. The power was transferred via flat rods, the courses of which may still be seen.

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

Flat rod from Blanchdown Water Wheels to engine shaft at Wheal Anna Maria.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 120-1, Figs 15,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Flat rod cutting running from the water wheel at SX43437305 (see PRN 56088) to Engine Shaft at Wheal Anna Maria mine SX42687364 (see PRN 51099) dating from 1849. The survey in 2002 found sections of the overgrown cuttings. At SX42807354 the cutting was 0.4m deep x 7m wide across the top of the banks. At SX42937344 a small stone faced arched bridge c4m long x 3.5m high goes over the flat rod cutting. At SX43317315 a small stone bridge had been built to allow the flat rods to run under a mine track & at SX43347312 the flat rod gulley was cut by a leat (see PRN 56111). Other details: Sites 159,159/1,159/2.

Buck, C., 2009, Devon Great Consols Mine, Devon. Impact Assessment, 13-14, 22-23 (Report - Assessment). SDV347874.

Conservation works are planned as part of the Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project. These include repairs to the two small flat rod gully bridges, comprising of removal of ivy growth and loose lime mortar (which will be replaced with a new equivalent where appropriate) from the facing walls of the bridges, parapet walls re-capped where they exist, and masonry rebuilt where it has been damaged. Other details: Figure 4, sites 159/1-2, 237/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1884. 105SW. 6".
SDV219136Article in Serial: Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T.. 1989. The Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 47. Paperback Volume.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 120-1, Figs 15,38.
Linked documents:1
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.
SDV336689Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX47SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV347874Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2009. Devon Great Consols Mine, Devon. Impact Assessment. Historic Environment Projects, Cornwall Council Report. R2009R075. A4 Stapled + Digital. 13-14, 22-23.

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3873Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Anna Maria (Monument)
MDV56111Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leat (Monument)
MDV56088Related to: Devon Great Consols, Two Water Wheels (Monument)
MDV71606Related to: QUARRY in the Parish of Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV51099Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Engine Shaft (Monument)
MDV71420Related to: Wheal Josiah, Railway Lines (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1661 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment
  • EDV5333 - Impact Assessment Report on Devon Great Consols Mine

Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2011 10:24AM