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HER Number:MDV71545
Name:Wheal Emma, Pond & Leat


Site of a 19C pond & leat shown 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

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

Full description

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

Site of a large irregular shaped pond up to 60m long x up to 30m wide shown on OS 25" (1880s) map to the west of Incline Shaft at Wheal Emma mine.

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

Site of a pond shown on 19C maps at Wheal Emma mine which may have been a settling tank for contaminated waste water. A leat aqueduct is shown running east from the north of the reservoir pond at SX43857369 to SX43827363. The survey in 2002 found the pond between two long mounds of rubble waste & partly filled with water. The leat appeared to run along the top of a revetment wall & presumably entered a tunnel under the incline railway line before reaching the reservoir pond. Other details: Site 308.

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

  • EDV1923 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:22PM