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HER Number:MDV71544
Name:Wheal Emma, Tramways


Site of 19C mine waste tramways waste tips at Wheal Emma mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 438 736
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

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

Full description

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

Site of two tramways shown on OS 25" (1880s) map running southwest from 'Incline Shaft' to the spoil heaps.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 197 Figs 22,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of mine waste tramways shown on OS 1884 map on the linear waste tips at Wheal Emma mine. The survey in 2002 found evidence of the tramways in a few places. At SX43857369 evidence of a small stone built bridge with a 1.8m wide arched roof over a small leat. Other details: Sites 307,307/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 197 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

  • EDV1922 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2005 11:28AM