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HER Number:MDV56092
Name:Wheal Emma, New Shaft


'New Shaft' at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 437 735
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/13/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

"New Shaft", and a a chimney beside the shaft, marked on OS 6" (1884) map.

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

"New Shaft" also marked on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

Marked as disused on OS 6" (1954).

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

Remains of an engine house accompanying Wheal Emma are still visible.

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

New Shaft. Part of Wheal Emma, Devon Great Consols Mine.

Buck, C., 1998, Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley, 45 (Report - Assessment). SDV241750.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 183-4, Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

New Shaft at Wheal Emma mine shown on 19C maps to the southeast of Railway Shaft (see PRN 3869). The survey in 2002 found the shaft 3m long x 2m wide x 0.9m deep at the eastern end of a 10m long depression . A balance bob box was sited at the western end of the depression & the capstan was sited on the south side of the shaft. A raised earth & stone tram or railway trackbed was found running west from SX43797350 to the main railway line at SX43707346. A large spoil mound centred at SX43777351 surrounds the shaft & was partially retained by a wall up to 1.2m high. Other details: Sites 277,278,279.

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.
SDV241750Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 1998. Preliminary Assessment of Sites of Archaelogical Importance in the Tamar Valley. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. A4 Bound. 45.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 183-4, Figs 22,38.
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. 94-108.
SDV336689Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX47SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV77909Related to: Chimney, New Shaft, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV77910Related to: Raised Tramway, New Shaft, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV3869Related to: Wheal Emma, Railway Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1791 - Preliminary Assessment of Industrial Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley
  • EDV1792 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2010 11:49AM