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HER Number:MDV71327
Name:Wheal Fanny, Dressing Floor & Buddles


Site of dressing floor, grinder & buddles at Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 420 737
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

  • DRESSING FLOOR (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 74-75+ Figs 4,7,14,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of dressing floor & grinder shown on 19C maps at Wheal Fanny mine with two buddles to the southwest at SX42057370. The copper grinder was probably in operation from from the mid 1840s to the late 1850s & may have been replaced by a set of stamps. The site of the water wheel appeared to be next to the buildings at SX42077372 & supplied by a leat (see PRN 71318) carried on a low aqueduct. The survey found no surface evidence of the mine buildings or the water wheel pit apart from a flat area & a 5.5m long x 1.3m high retaining wall. The buddles were found to be of 4m diameter x 0.3m deep with stone faced side walls. Other details: Sites 72 & 73.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 74-75+ Figs 4,7,14,38.
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

  • EDV1297 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:20PM