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HER Number:MDV71285
Name:Wheal Maria, Adit & Settling Pond


Shallow timber lined adit & settling pond draining water at Wheal Maria part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 415 738
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 48+fig 13,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The 1867 map of Wheal Maria mine shows a water outlet from a contaminant settling tank to the stream tributary. The survey found a shallow timber lined adit or culvert 0.4m wide x 0.3m deep. This feature may be of a later date taking water from a pond of adit outflow from the Wheal Maria foundry area. The boundary banks of the 14m x 11m rectangular pond were 0.48m high with an outlet leat upslope to only allow cleaner water to be removed. Other details: Site 16.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 48+fig 13,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1204 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:20PM