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HER Number:MDV71496
Name:Wheal Josiah, Leat


19C leat connecting the reservoir above Hawkmoor House with the ponds at Wheal Josiah which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 431 735
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 164, Figs 7,21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Wide leat shown on 19C maps connecting the reservoir above Hawkmoor House at SX42977369 (see PRN 71377) with the ponds at Wheal Josiah mine at SX43257355. The 1857 map labels the route 'Forcing pumps' from Plunger Shaft (see PRN 3883). The survey in 2002 found a small section of the leat 0.75m wide x 0.5m deep at SX42977369 & the leat went under a small stone arched bridge at SX43237355. Other details: Site 238.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 164, Figs 7,21,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3874Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)
MDV71377Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Reservoir (Monument)
MDV3883Related to: Wheal Thomas/Watson, Plunger Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1770 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:22PM