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HER Number:MDV56112
Name:Devon Great Consols, Leat


Site of a leat shown on 19C maps running from a reservoir pond to a wheelpit at Devon Great Consols mine


Grid Reference:SX 430 735
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/31

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Also appears on OS 6" (1907) map. Runs from area of Agnes Shaft (see PRN 3872) to near Engine Shaft at Wheal Josiah (see PRN 51099).

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

'Old Leat (Dry Channel)' recorded on OS 6" (1954) map.

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

Most of the leat courses at Devon Great Consols remain extant.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 122, Figs 15,21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of a leat shown on 19C maps running from the reservoir pond at SX42807359 (see PRN 71424) to the wheelpit at SX43427361. The survey in 2002 found the overgrown leat at SX42817359 going under the railway line to Field Shaft. At SX43357346 the leat was 1.8m wide with a 0.6m high x 0.7m wide bank on the downslope side. A connecting leat was found running from SX43207347 to SX42907344 (see PRN 56108). Other details: Sites 162,162/1.

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. 122, Figs 15,21,38.
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)
MDV56108Related to: Devon Great Consols, Rubbytown Leat (Monument)
MDV71429Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Adit (Monument)
MDV51099Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Engine Shaft (Monument)
MDV71424Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Pond (Monument)
MDV3872Related to: Wheal Emma, Agnes's (new) Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1664 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 18 2005 2:57PM