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HER Number:MDV71543
Name:Wheal Emma, Engine House, Boiler House & Chimney


Site of 19C engine house, boiler house & chimney at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 439 737
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

  • ENGINE HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of a large group of buildings & the chimney at the 'Engine House' of Wheal Emma mine.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 194-5 Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of the Incline Shaft winding or man-engine house at Wheal Emma mine where a whim steam engine was installed by 1860. The Incline Shaft (see PRN 3875) boiler house was located at SX43927369 with the chimney at SX43947369. The survey in 2002 found a section of granite cylinder bed stone 1.7m long x 0.7m wide, other granite blocks & the crank pit loadings at the site of the engine house. Two 7m long x 1m wide depressions were found at the site of the boiler house & a 1.5m diameter x 0.9m deep depression at the site of the chimney. Other details: Sites 303,303/1,304.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 194-5 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)
MDV3875Related to: Wheal Emma, Incline Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1921 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:22PM