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HER Number:MDV71277
Name:Wheal Maria, Adit Shaft


Adit Shaft with associated spoilheap part Wheal Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 416 740
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 45+Fig 8,13,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Adit Shaft shown on 1867 lode map at Wheal Maria mine but not on 1884 OS map. The shaft is blocked c2.3m below ground level on the west side where the timber lining is visible. A granite marker was located in the centre & c6m to the north of the shaft a depression 4.8m square x 1.5m deep may represent another shaft. To the west of these features a round flat area on a spoilheap appears to be a horsewhim platform. Other details: Site 8.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 45+Fig 8,13,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV42207Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Maria (Monument)
MDV71278Related to: Wheal Maria, Platform (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1188 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:20PM