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HER Number:MDV71498
Name:Wheal Josiah, Dressing Floor, Buddles & Reservoir


Site of three 19C dressing floor buildings, buddles & reservoir ponds at Wheal Josiah mine 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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 167, Figs 21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of three Wheal Josiah dressing floor mine buildings shown on the 1867 & later maps. The survey in 2002 found the platforms for these buildings with no upstanding remains. Three groups of Wheal Josiah dressing floor buddles were located to the west & north of the buildings at SX43097359, SX43107361 & SX43117363. At least seven reservoir ponds of various shapes & sizes were located around the Wheal Josiah mine's dressing floor buildings. Three 'upper' ponds were located at SX43147363, SX43167363 & SX43177360 & four 'lower'' ponds at SX43147460, SX43137358, SX43087362 & SX43177357. Other details: Sites 239,239/1,239/2,240,240/1,240/2,241,241/1,241/2,241/3,242.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 167, Figs 21,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3874Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:22PM