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HER Number:MDV71553
Name:South Wheal Fanny, Lower Precipitation Works


'Lower' 1940 Copper Precipitation Works of South Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols included a building, a kiln or furnace & timber precipitation launders


Grid Reference:SX 429 728
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

  • BUILDING (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 207-8 Figs 11,27-30,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Features associated with the 'Lower' 1940 Copper Precipitation Works of South Fanny mine at SX42977290 included a building at the above NGR, a kiln or furnace at SX42907287 & timber precipitation launders from SX42867286 to SX42957291. The 1954 OS map shows a small number of buildings but the site of the wheelpit was not shown. The survey in 2002 found little evidence for the precipitation works. The building was partly roofed with a chimney set in the northern face. Remains of the brick kiln or furnace are 3.5m long x 2m wide x 0.6m high. A 80m section of the Great Leat was used for the timber precipitation launders. Other details: Sites 326,326/1,326/2,326/3.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 207-8 Figs 11,27-30,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV56102Part of: Devon Great Consols, South Wheal Fanny Mine (Monument)
MDV71576Related to: South Wheal Fanny, Ponds (Monument)
MDV71581Related to: South Wheal Fanny, Possible Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1935 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2005 2:27PM