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HER Number:MDV71537
Name:Wheal Emma, Bridge Base


19C bridge base for the incline plane railway & the site of a steam winder at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 440 737
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 191 Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Wheal Emma incline plane railway shown on 19C maps ran from SX44047372 via the masonry bridge base to join the main Devon Great Consols railway (see PRN 3880) at SX43737341 & then south to SX43707346. The survey in 2002 found the bridge appeared to have been of timber on a masonry base 8.5m long x 2.5m high. An incline plane steam winder was located at SX44057371 but no surface evidence remained. Other details: Sites 294,294/1,295.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 191 Figs 22,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV3880Related to: Devon Great Consols, Railway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1915 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2005 8:45AM