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HER Number:MDV71291
Name:Wheal Maria, Wheelpit


Site of 19C wheelpit, building & reservoir at Wheal Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 416 739
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

  • WHEEL PIT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of two semi-detached buildings with an adjoining structure to the north shown on OS 25" (1880s) map. A leat, with a 'Sluice' to the north, is shown entering the west side of the building. A large reservoir c40m long x up to c20m wide is shown to the southeast.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 49+fig 4,8,13,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of Wheal Maria wheelpit & building first shown on the 1848 map which was powered by a leat from the north & later by the large reservoir pond at SX41647390 to the east. The water wheel appears to have powered flat rods to & from Gard's Shaft (see PRN 3876). The survey found the large reservoir pond of 20m diameter had expanded to include the site of the wheelpit. Other details: Site 18+18/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 49+fig 4,8,13,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV42207Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Maria (Monument)
MDV71295Related to: Wheal Maria, Adits & Leats (Monument)
MDV3876Related to: Wheal Maria, Gard's Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1212 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:20PM