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HER Number:MDV56096
Name:Wheal Emma, Smithy


Smithy & building at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 441 736
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/13/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Smithy' marked on OS 6" (1884) map.

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

Unmarked buildings on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

Unmarked buildings on OS 6" (1954) map.

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, 187-8 Figs 6,22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The Smithy at Wheal Emma mine was labelled on the OS (1884) map. The survey in 2002 found the extant building used as farm storage for Little Tor Farm. The northern half of the building may have been used as a cart house with the horse stalls remaining. A hayloft with external stone steps was built over the stalls. A building to the south at SX44137365 was shown on the 19C maps. The two storey building was found to have partially collapsed. Other details: Sites 287 & 288.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1884. 105SW. 6".
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. 187-8 Figs 6,22,38.
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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1800 - Preliminary Assessment of Industrial Sites of Archaeological Importance in the Tamar Valley
  • EDV1801 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2010 11:12AM