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HER Number:MDV71352
Name:Wheal Fanny, Tunnel


Tunnel at Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 423 736
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 94+ Fig 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The portal of a tunnel is shown on OS 3rd Edition map & has been interpreted as an incline railway tunnel that ran from Wheal Anna Maria arsenic works to Wheal Fanny mine. It is possible that this later tunnel enlarged a leat tunnel constructed by 1848. The survey found the stone arched tunnel portal 1.65m wide x 1.7m deep with a concrete tunnel extending for c9m under the road. Other details: Site 111.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 94+ Fig 38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3870Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Fanny (Monument)
MDV3873Related to: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Anna Maria (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1326 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2005 9:09AM