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HER Number:MDV56108
Name:Devon Great Consols, Rubbytown Leat

Summary

Rubbytown Leat c3000m long at Devon Great Consols running from Agnes Shaft at Wheal Emma through Lower Wheal Anna Maria mine around Blanchdown Wood to Wheal Fanny mine.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 417 732
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/26

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Eastern section of leat shown on OS 25" (1880s) map.


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

Devon Great Consols Mine. The courses of most leats are still extant.


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

Other details: Fig 17.


Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal, 34 (Report - non-specific). SDV319814.


Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 91-92+Figs 4,12,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The 'Rubbytown Leat' c3000m long is shown on 1848 & 1857 maps running from Agnes Shaft at SX43607359 at Wheal Emma through Lower Wheal Anna Maria mine then around Blanchdown Wood to SX42377360 at Wheal Fanny mine. Only the western part of the leat is shown on OS (1884) map. The course of the leat was affected in 1857 by the railway line & by the construction of the railway bridge. The survey found the leat was visible at SX42197359 & SX41637351 with an aqueduct & leat tunnel at SX42877343. The leat crosses over a later railway track at SX43207338. Other details: Sites 106,106/1,106/2.

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. 91-92+Figs 4,12,38.
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. 34.
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.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV56109Related to: Devon Great Consols, 'Great Leat' (Monument)
MDV56107Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leat & Tramline (Monument)
MDV56111Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leat (Monument)
MDV56112Related to: Devon Great Consols, Leat (Monument)
MDV3870Related to: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Fanny (Monument)
MDV56079Related to: Wheal Maria, Foundry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1182 - Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley recreation and land management initiative: cultural heritage appraisal
  • EDV1321 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 7:40PM