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HER Number:MDV71318
Name:Wheal Maria, House, Outbuilding, Pond & Leat


House, pond & leat at Wheal Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 416 738
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 65-66+Figs 4,13,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

House with an outbuilding to the southeast at SX41697379 shown on 19C maps & two associated paddocks. The house may have been the residence of the sluice operator for the many reservoirs & settling ponds associated with the foundry & dressing floors at Wheal Maria mine.The large foundry reservoir pond is shown to the south of the house at SX41687378 with a leat running southeast from SX41697378 to SX42027371 to Wheal Fanny (see PRN 3870). The survey found extant remains of both buildings including walls, windows, fireplace & a pit. The pond probably provided water for the foundry water wheel & sluice outlets were found in the northwest & southwest corners of the pond. The leat was traced for most of its length with a stone lined tunnel at the end. Other details: Sites 55, 55/1, 56 & 57.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 65-66+Figs 4,13,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV42207Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Maria (Monument)
MDV3870Related to: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Fanny (Monument)
MDV71327Related to: Wheal Fanny, Dressing Floor & Buddles (Monument)
MDV71321Related to: Wheal Fanny, Settling Tanks & Trenches (Monument)
MDV56079Related to: Wheal Maria, Foundry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1281 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:20PM