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HER Number:MDV56115
Name:Wheal Anna Maria, Spoil Heap


Site of a large 19C spoil heap at Wheal Anna Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 428 734
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/37

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SPOIL HEAP (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Large sub-circular spoil heap c85m x 75m shown on OS 25" (1880s) map served by a railway line from the northwest.

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

Spoil spread marked on OS 6" (1907) map.

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

Spoil spread also marked on OS 6" (1954) map.

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

'Arch dump' recorded by Richardson. Appears to be spoil heap through which railway passes. Other details: Fig 17.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 128 Figs 9,15,16,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of a large spoil heap shown on 19C maps at Wheal Anna Maria mine. The mound was created by the railway (see PRN 3880) bringing waste from the Wheal Anna Maria dressing floors & copper crusher houses. The survey in 2002 found a waste rock tip c100m x 100m with an original height of c20m. Tons of the material have been removed & some may have been re-processed in the 1880s arsenic production. Other details: Site 175.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 128 Figs 9,15,16,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV276342Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 105 SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback.
SDV336689Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX47SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3873Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Anna Maria (Monument)
MDV56084Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, 'Upper' Dressing Floor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1737 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 27 2005 2:03PM