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HER Number:MDV71380
Name:Wheal Josiah, Engine House


Site of engine house which probably served Richard's Shaft & Hitchins's Shaft at Wheal Josiah mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 430 736
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 'Engine House' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a group of buildings at 'Wheal Josiah' mine between Richard's & Hitchins's Shafts.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 113-4+Figs 21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of Hitchins winding engine house & boiler house at Wheal Josiah which probably served Richard's Shaft to the west (see PRN 3867) & Hitchins's Shaft to the east (see PRN 51116). No evidence of the engine house was found during the survey apart from a small 2m section of wall. A small area of collapse at SX43077365 was interpreted as uncompacted spoil material. Other details: Site 148.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 113-4+Figs 21,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3874Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)
MDV51116Related to: Wheal Josiah, Hitchins's Shaft (Monument)
MDV3867Related to: Wheal Josiah, Richard's Engine Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1509 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jun 15 2005 1:07PM