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HER Number:MDV71502
Name:Wheal Emma, Shaft & Adits


Shaft & two adits on the Main Lode at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 435 736
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 171-2, Figs 21,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Shallow adit shaft on the Main Lode at Wheal Emma mine. The survey in 2002 found the shaft 2.5m diameter & open for 3.5m. The adit roof appeared to have collapsed to the north for 10m x 0.45m wide. An adit portal to the northwest at SX43577366 had a visible collapse 2m x 2m. A track drain portal further north at SX43567380 was stone faced with an opening 4m wide x 1.2m high. Other details: Sites 250,251,252.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 171-2, Figs 21,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV71503Related to: Wheal Emma, Adits (Monument)
MDV3872Related to: Wheal Emma, Agnes's (new) Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1779 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 8:31PM