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HER Number:MDV56105
Name:South Wheal Fanny, Flat Rod System


Flat rod cutting running east from Engine Shaft & continuing on an embankment at South Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 427 728
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/17/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLATROD GULLY (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 flatrod course at South Fanny Shaft does not survive.

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

Flatrod transferred power from waterwheel to shafts at South Fanny Mine. Other details: Fig 17.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 156, Fig 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

South Wheal Fanny flat rod cutting running east from Engine Shaft (see PRN 51113) at SX42557286 to SX42587287 with an embankment to SX42617287. The survey in 2002 found two long walls 1.4m high at the eastern edge of the shaft forming the 1.8m wide flat rod slot. Other details: Site 221.

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. 156, Fig 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)
MDV56104Related to: South Wheal Fanny, Water Wheel (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1757 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Aug 1 2005 4:31PM