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HER Number:MDV71321
Name:Wheal Fanny, Settling Tanks & Trenches


Site of four square settling tanks & a series of copper precipitation trenches at Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 419 737
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

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 71-72+ Fig 14,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of four square settling tanks shown on 19C maps found during the survey to have a southern retaining wall 2.5m high with lower walls on the north, east & west sides. A leat (see PRN 71318) runs along the south side of the tanks. To the north east from SX41957375 to SX41967373 are several long trenches 4-5m apart & up to 12m long cut into the slope & aligned north to south. The 1m wide x 1.5m deep trenches were interpreted as copper precipitation trenches. Other details: Sites 66 & 67.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 71-72+ Fig 14,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3870Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Fanny (Monument)
MDV71318Related to: Wheal Maria, House, Outbuilding, Pond & Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1284 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 8:31PM