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HER Number:MDV56114
Name:Devon Great Consols, Blanchdown Adit


Blanchdown Adit close to Wheal Thomas/Watson which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 434 732
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/33

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Blanchdown Adit recorded by Richardson on east side of Flatrod Line between Waterwheels and Counthouse Shaft. Other details: Fig 17.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 202 Figs 35,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Blanchdown adit close to Wheal Thomas/Watson drained the working levels of Wheal Josiah to the northwest (see PRN 3874) which had the deepest & most productive lodes of all the Devon Great Consols mines. The survey in 2002 found a timber framed portal 0.6m wide x 0.75m high with ochreous water issuing from a metal pipe. The ochre beds to the south continue to act as a filter to remove toxins (see PRN 42206). Other details: Site 317.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 202 Figs 35,38.
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)
MDV3868Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Thomas/Watson (Monument)
MDV42206Related to: Devon Great Consols, Precipitation & Ochre Works (Monument)
MDV3874Related to: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1814 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 7:40PM