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HER Number:MDV71354
Name:Wheal Anna Maria, Spoil Heap


Large spoil heap & tunnel at Wheal Anna Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 424 737
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

  • SPOIL HEAP (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 95+ Figs 15, 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Large spoil heap at Wheal Anna Maria mine first shown on OS (1884) map with a tunnel from SX42497371 to SX42477370. The tunnel is shown on the Abandoned Mine Plan of 1940 on 'Anna Maria Sand Dump'. The tunnel appears to have carried a leat or was possibly a tramway route. It may have been cut in the 1920s as part of the inclined plane railway from Wheal Anna Maria arsenic works to Wheal Fanny. The survey found the eroded spoil heaps up to 7m high with flattened tops. The remnants of the collapsed tunnel were visible with an opening 0.5m high x 1.75m wide. Other details: Sites 112 & 112/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 95+ Figs 15, 38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3873Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Anna Maria (Monument)
MDV3870Related to: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Fanny (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1331 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:21PM