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HER Number:MDV56095
Name:Wheal Emma, Engine House & Boiler House


19C engine house & boiler house beside 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/504/13/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENGINE HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Engine House' marked on OS 6" (1884) map.

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

Remains of the engine house are recorded on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

Remains of the engine house also 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.

The remains of the engine house beside New Shaft are still visible.

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, 184-5, Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The Engine House shown on 19C maps probably served both Railway Shaft (see PRN 3869) & New Shaft (seePRN 56092) at Wheal Emma mine. The survey in 2002 found the remnants of an engine house, a boiler house & loadings. The boiler house chimney was located to the east at SX43757551 Other details: Sites 279/1,280.

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. 184-5, 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).

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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1793 - Preliminary Assessment of Industrial Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley
  • EDV1794 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2010 11:32AM