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HER Number:MDV71535
Name:Wheal Emma, Reservoir


19C reservoir pond at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 441 737
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, 187 Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Reservoir pond shown on 19C maps at Wheal Emma mine which appears to have provided water for the steam pumping engine at Thomas's Shaft (see PRN 56093) & helped to fill other ponds at Wheal Emma via an aqueduct. The survey in 2002 found the pond extant with 1.2m high banks. A 3m wide opening had been cut into the western corner. Other details: Site 285.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 187 Figs 22,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV56093Related to: Wheal Emma, Thomas' Shaft & Engine House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1913 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:22PM