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HER Number:MDV71381
Name:Wheal Josiah, Shaft


Site of an old shaft at Wheal Josiah mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 429 736
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

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

Full description

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

Site of a 'Shaft' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a rectangular building to the west of Richard's Shaft at Wheal Josiah mine.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 114-115+Figs 21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of an old shaft at Wheal Josiah which was filled in in the 1950s. The Symons 1848 map shows a shaft to the north at cSX42957366 which may be the same shaft. The survey found a large area excavated to 0.75m deep with a mound of rubble which may indicate the site of the shaft. Other details: Sites 149 & 149/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 114-115+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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1519 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:21PM