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HER Number:MDV71598
Name:Wheal Frementor, Dressing Floor


Possible site of the dressing floor at Wheal Frementor mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 423 724
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

  • DRESSING FLOOR (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 220-1 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The 1925 mine at Wheal Frementor consisted of a winding/loading area & the start of the narrow-guage railway to the new Anna Maria arsenic works (see PRN 3865). The survey in 2002 found a working area 6m wide near the gunnis (see PRN 71596) with remnants of iron straps, timber connectors & a riveted iron plate ore hopper 1m long x 0.7m wide x0.9m high. A retaining wall on the northern side was up to 2m high & there was evidence of corrugated roofing & a low machinery plinth with bolts. At SX42367249 an excavation had been made into the hillslope 8m long x 5m wide with a rear wall up to 3m high which may be the site of the Garrett steam engine. Other details: Site 354.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 220-1.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV42210Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Frementor (Monument)
MDV3865Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, 19th Century Arsenic Works (Monument)
MDV71596Related to: Wheal Frementor, Openwork (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2095 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 8:32PM