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HER Number:MDV71420
Name:Wheal Josiah, Railway Lines


Raiway lines some visible as earthworks at Wheal Josiah mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 430 735
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 115-6, Figs 7,15,21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Railway lines at Wheal Josiah appear to be the oldest at Devon Great Consols. Documentary evidence of 1850 describes an incline tramway between Wheal Josiah & Wheal Anna Maria dressing floors. The 1857 Lease map labels a section of railway from SX42637366 to SX43507355. The incline railway ran from SX42707358 to SX43157364. A line to Wheal Josiah saw mill ran from SX42937381 to SX43007349 & the Field Shaft winder line ran from SX42797363 to SX42837354. The survey in 2002 found an embankment 150m long x 2.5-3m high with remnants of timber revetment marking the incline railway line. The main line between Wheal Anna Maria & Agnes Shaft was traced crossing the the later flat rod cutting & parts of the saw mill & Field Shaft lines were still visible. Other details: Sites 150,150/1,150/2,150/3.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 115-6, Figs 7,15,21,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3874Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)
MDV3880Related to: Devon Great Consols, Railway (Monument)
MDV71371Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Engine House Complex (Monument)
MDV56089Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Flatrod Gully (Monument)
MDV56084Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, 'Upper' Dressing Floor (Monument)
MDV3872Related to: Wheal Emma, Agnes's (new) Shaft (Monument)
MDV51116Related to: Wheal Josiah, Hitchins's Shaft (Monument)
MDV71607Related to: Wheal Josiah, Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1656 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 8:31PM