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HER Number:MDV56104
Name:South Wheal Fanny, Water Wheel


Site of water wheel & tail race at South Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 429 728
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/17/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATER WHEEL (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T., 1989, The Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock, 108 (Article in Serial). SDV219136.

The wheelpits here have been landscaped and little remains.

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

Waterwheel beside the Tamar at South Fanny Mine. Powered flat rods. Other details: Fig 17.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 207, Figs 26,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of South Wheal Fanny water wheel & tail race shown on 19C maps used to pump South Fanny Shaft (see PRN 51113) & later other shafts by flat rods (see PRN 56105). A small aqueduct from the Great Leat fed the water wheel. The survey in 2002 found no evidence of the water wheel site but the tail race was still visible c0.4m wide x 1m deep & passing under a stone arched tunnel at SX43127289. Other details: Site 325.

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. 108.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 207, Figs 26,38.
Linked documents:1
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV56102Part of: Devon Great Consols, South Wheal Fanny Mine (Monument)
MDV51113Related to: South Wheal Fanny, Engine Shaft (Monument)
MDV56105Related to: South Wheal Fanny, Flat Rod System (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1758 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2011 1:06PM