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HER Number:MDV71357
Name:Wheal Anna Maria, Settling Ponds


Site of four small rectangular ponds, a larger settling pond, twelve small tanks & a building at Wheal Anna Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 425 737
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, 97+ Figs 15, 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of four small rectangular ponds & a larger settling pond are shown on 1867 map at Wheal Anna Maria mine. Twelve small tanks or drying frames with a building to the south are shown to the northeast. The building was probably a 'jigger house' powered by flat rods from Wheal Anna Maria Engine Shaft (see PRN 51099). The survey found the ponds with 1.8m high banks with more ponds added to the north. A long rectangular earthwork cutting & platform marked the site of the small tanks & the building. Other details: Sites 117 & 117/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 97+ Figs 15, 38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3873Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Anna Maria (Monument)
MDV3962Related to: Fitzford Cottages, Plymouth Road, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1335 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2012 10:58AM