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HER Number:MDV71579
Name:South Wheal Fanny, Shafts


Two small 19C outcrop shafts at South Wheal Fanny mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 427 728
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

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 211-2 Fig 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Two small outcrop shafts or lode-back pits were found at South Wheal Fanny mine during the survey in 2002. A depression 2.5m x 2.5m x 3.5m deep with an opening 4.5m x 4.5m was probably a small outcrop shaft. A depression with a small leat running into it c4.5m south may have been a capstan or a second small shaft 3.5m x 3.5m. Another possible shaft 1.75m diameter x 3.5m deep was found 5m to the north at SX42787286. Other details: Sites 334 & 335.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 211-2 Fig 38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV56102Part of: Devon Great Consols, South Wheal Fanny Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2026 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:23PM