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HER Number:MDV71539
Name:Wheal Emma, Pond


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


Grid Reference:SX 439 736
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

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Rectangular pond c43m long x c19m wide shown on OS 25" (1880s) map at Wheal Emma mine.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 192 Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Large rectangular pond shown on 19C maps appears to have been a condensing pond supplying water to the winding engine house boiler at Incline Shaft at Wheal Emma mine. The survey in 2002 found the extant pond c4m deep at the east end & c1.5m deep at the west end. The bank rises to 1.18m with a retaining wall next to the incline. Other details: Sites 296,296/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 192 Figs 22,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1917 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:22PM