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HER Number:MDV71607
Name:Wheal Josiah, Shaft


19C ventilating shaft located to the south of Wheal Josiah mine at Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 431 734
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

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

'Shaft' shown on OS 252 (1880s) map as a small circular feature.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 25" (Cartographic). SDV1799.

'Old Shaft' shown on OS 25" (1905) map with a spoil heap extending to the north.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 228, Figs 8 & 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Ventilating shaft located on the New South Lode to the south of Wheal Josiah mine at Devon Great Consols. The lode was opened in 1858 & the shaft is shown on the 1867 & 1884 maps. The survey in 2002 located the shaft at the south end of a finger dump between the upper railway route (see PRN 71420) & the main Devon Great Consols Railway. The shaft of 1.75m diameter was open to 2m deep with the site of a possible capstan c5m to the west. Other details: Site 367.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1799Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 25". 25".
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 228, Figs 8 & 38.
Linked documents:1
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3874Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)
MDV71420Related to: Wheal Josiah, Railway Lines (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2107 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2005 11:37AM