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HER Number:MDV56094
Name:Wheal Emma, Shaft

Summary

Site of a 19th century shaft at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols

Location

Grid Reference:SX 441 737
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/13/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE SHAFT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Shaft' shown on 19th century map with a long narrow track to the north of the reservoir. The rounded end of the track contains a teardrop shaped feature with a small round feature to the south.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Shaft not shown on early 20th century map.


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

Not on 1907 map.


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

Shaft not shown on 1954 map.


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


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

Probably 'Eastern Shaft' at Wheal Emma. Other details: Fig 17.


Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal (Report - non-specific). SDV319814.


Exeter Archaeology, 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal: Higher Artiscombe Farm, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV342579.


Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 187 Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Shaft shown on 19th century maps sited on the Main Lode at Wheal Emma mine was probably an air shaft. The survey in 2002 found the location visible as a slight dip in a pasture field. Other details: Site 286.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 187 Figs 22,38.
SDV276342Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 105 SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV319814Report - non-specific: Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T.. 1998. Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.60. A4 Stapled + Digital.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336689Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX47SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV342579Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1998. Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal: Higher Artiscombe Farm. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.22. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1446 - Lower Tamar Valley Heritage Appraisal: Higher Artiscombe Farm
  • EDV1798 - Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Initiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal
  • EDV1799 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 15 2009 9:58AM