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HER Number:MDV71500
Name:Wheal Emma, Reservoir, Aqueduct and Wheelpit


Site of a 19th century reservoir pond with an aqueduct and wheelpit to the east serving Agnes's Shaft at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols.


Grid Reference:SX 433 736
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 169, Figs 21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of a triangular reservoir pond shown on the 1867 & later maps which may have fed the ponds to the west (see PRN 42209). The main function of the pond appears to have been as a water source for the Agnes's Shaft water wheel powered whim engine. An 'Aqueduct' was shown on the OS (1884) map running east from the pond to a wheelpit at SX43407362. The survey in 2002 found the pond had banked walls up to 2m high. The aqueduct line was marked by a linear 1m wide area of broken ground from the pond to the wheelpit site which was marked by a grassed mound up to 1.8m high. Other details: Sites 246 & 247.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 169, Figs 21,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV3874Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)
MDV3872Part of: Wheal Emma, Agnes's (new) Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1777 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Mar 9 2017 2:56PM