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HER Number:MDV71371
Name:Wheal Anna Maria, Engine House Complex


Site of the engine house complex at Wheal Anna Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 426 736
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

  • ENGINE HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of a large group of buildings shown on OS 25" (1880s) map with an 'Engine House' & two chimneys marked.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 106-107+Figs 15, 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of the Wheal Anna Maria mine engine house complex shown on 19C maps. The complex appears to include a steam engine & boiler house that powered the copper crusher with a chimney at SX42577365. A detached chimney was shown at SX42587361 & further building at SX42557364 which may have included a shaft & wheelpit. Two buildings to the south of the boiler house may have been a miner's dry & coalhouse. One of the buildings may have been a reverberatory furnace used before the 19C arsenic complex was constructed (see PRN 3865). The complex also processed copper ore from Wheal Josiah (see PRN 3874) which was transported by an inclined plane tramway. The survey found the building complex had been sited on a platform cut into the side of a north facing valley & small piles of rubble marked the area. Other details: Sites 135,135/1,136.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 106-107+Figs 15, 38.
Linked documents:1
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3873Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Anna Maria (Monument)
MDV3874Related to: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)
MDV3865Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, 19th Century Arsenic Works (Monument)
MDV71467Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Building (Building)
MDV71372Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, House (Monument)
MDV71373Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Railway (Monument)
MDV71420Related to: Wheal Josiah, Railway Lines (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1460 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2005 11:04AM