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HER Number:MDV62669
Name:Water wheel at Wheal Emma Mine


Worked with Brookwood as South Devon United Mines between 1856-1877. New water wheel installed in 1858.


Grid Reference:SX 715 675
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks, structures and below ground remains of the South Devon United Mines, a mid-19th century copper mining enterprise in Brook Wood, as well as part of the Wheal Emma Leat

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/20/1/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATER WHEEL (XIX - 1858 AD to 1858 AD)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV159352.

Hamilton jenkin, dr. A. K. /mines of devon:the southern area/(1974).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV159353.

Des=bodman, m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)9,57/in smr.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Waterwheel 50'x5' - see hamilton jenkin - at 'wheal emma' mine (bodman).

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159352Migrated Record:
SDV159353Migrated Record:
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV49062Part of: South Devon United Copper Mine, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV62671Related to: Brook Mine Mill (Building)
MDV7802Related to: Emma Shaft and ruined features, Wheal Emma Mine (Monument)
MDV132572Related to: Saw pit, Brookwood Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6840 - Survey of Brookwood and Wheal Emma Copper Mines (Ref: AI/01/2005)

Date Last Edited:Mar 28 2022 4:15PM