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HER Number:MDV62775
Name:Wheal Eliza, Mary Tavy


Old shaft situated on the edge of plantation marks the site of Wheal Eliza, worked in 1845 for copper and lead. Sett comprised the tenements of Hall and Henscott and invested in a waterwheel in 1846 but production beyond this date is unconfirmed.


Grid Reference:SX 251 083
Map Sheet:SX20NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/201

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COPPER MINE (XIX - 1845 AD (Between) to 1846 AD (Between))
  • LEAD MINE (XIX - 1845 AD (Between) to 1846 AD (Between))
  • MINE SHAFT (XIX - 1845 AD (Between) to 1846 AD (Between))
  • WATER WHEEL (XIX - 1845 AD (Between) to 1846 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Old Shaft' depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 27, 28, in SMR (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Site of mill at 'Wheal Eliza' - see Hamilton Jenkin.

Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K., 2005, Mines of Devon, 87 (Monograph). SDV282410.

SX 514 830 Wheal Eliza. Old shaft situated on the edge of plantation marks site of Wheal Eliza. The sett contained two lodes of copper and one of lead and comprised the tenements of Hall and Henscott. Investigations in 1845 sank a 20 fathom deep adit and in 1846 a waterwheel was purchased. Searches for further lodes may have been unsuccessful as no subsequent reports have been found; work seems to have ceased by the end of the year. In February 1856 it was rumoured that Henscott Consols and Wheal Fanny were to be restarted but apparently this did not happen; in October the mine was stated to be idle.

Ordnance Survey, 2024, Mastermap 2024 (Cartographic). SDV365834.

'Shaft' depicted on the modern maps. Extent of the mining works unknown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282410Monograph: Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K.. 2005. Mines of Devon. Mines of Devon. Paperback Volume. 87.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 27, 28, in SMR.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV365834Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2024. Mastermap 2024. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #142283 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26922Related to: Leat, Black Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 5 2024 3:40PM