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HER Number:MDV71311
Name:Wheal Maria, Ponds


Site of three small ponds which may have been settling tanks at Wheal Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 417 738
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

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

Full description

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

Site of three small square ponds in a row aligned east to west to the south of Gard's Shaft at Wheal Maria. The eastern pond is the largest at c8m square.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 61+Fig 4,13,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of three small ponds shown on 19C maps which may have been settling tanks or provided a head of water for the buddles to the north. The survey found 4m square depressions 0.9m deep with earth bank boundaries but no apparent water supply. Other details: Sites 46.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 61+Fig 4,13,38.
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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1268 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:20PM