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HER Number:MDV71503
Name:Wheal Emma, Adits


Area of adits close to Agnes's Shaft 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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 172-3, Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

A number of adits were found in this area including one shown on the 1867 map. The survey in 2002 found an adit portal at the above location with water issuing from a stone arch 5m wide x 0.4m high. To the west at SX43547362 a sump shaft or water culvert was found with water emerging from a stone-lined culvert & disappearing into a stone-lined shaft with a retaining wall 2.5m long x 1.25m high. To the east of the adit at SX43577363 the survey found a possible adit lobby or cutting 2.5m wide x 2m deep which may be the outflow for an adit shaft (see PRN 71503). Other details: Sites 253,254,255.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 172-3, Figs 22,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV3872Related to: Wheal Emma, Agnes's (new) Shaft (Monument)
MDV71502Related to: Wheal Emma, Shaft & Adits (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1780 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:22PM