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HER Number:MDV71299
Name:Wheal Maria, Spoilheaps


Area of five mine spoil finger dumps 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

  • SPOIL HEAP (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 54+fig 13,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Area of five mine spoil finger dumps removed from shafts or adits. Gard's Shaft (see PRN 3876) was the site of discovery of the Devon Great Consols Main Lode & was one of the main shafts from which this material was removed before workings progressed eastwards. The survey found the westerly spoil heap was 10m long x 5m wide & the four smaller eastern ones up to 0.7m high x 1m wide at their tops. Other details: Sites 29.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 54+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

  • EDV1222 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:20PM