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HER Number:MDV71477
Name:Wheal Anna Maria, 'Lower' Dressing Floor


Site of the 19C 'lower' dressing floor which was largely destoyed by later workings at Wheal Anna Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 427 732
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

  • DRESSING FLOOR (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of a group of buildings, circular features & a sub-triangular reservoir shown on OS 25" (1880s) map at 'Wheal Anna Maria (Copper & Arsenic)' mine.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 135-7, Figs 7,9,16,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of Wheal Anna Maria 'lower' dressing floor shown on 19C maps & the complex was described in a mine survey of 1860. A railway line for the later arsenic works at Wheal Anna Maria had divided the site by the time of the OS (1884) map. The survey in 2002 found little remaining of the dressing floor & a large spoil heap of the 1920s arsenic production covered most of the site. Two twin buddle plinths were located at SX42647330 & SX42657329 & a possible water wheel pit 6m x 1.8m with an infilled interior was found at SX42657330. Other details: Sites 187,188,188/1,189.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 135-7, Figs 7,9,16,38.
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)
MDV71478Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1746 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:22PM