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HER Number:MDV71611
Name:Wheal Thomas/Watson, Water Wheel Pit


The site of the pumping wheel at Wheal Thomas/Watson mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 436 730
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

  • WHEEL PIT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of several adjoining rectangular features shown on OS 25" (1880s) map with leats to the east & west & a long rectangular building to the east at SX43557301.

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

Only the western section of leat is shown on OS 25" (19050 map.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 229-30, Figs 35,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The site of the Wheal Thomas/Watson mine pumping wheel is shown on the 19C maps with an adjacent building & leat supply. The survey in 2002 found a fragment of wall 1m long x 0.2m high with a slight dip at the eastern end of the water wheel pit.. Other details: Site 370.

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. 229-30, Figs 35,38.
Linked documents:1
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3868Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Thomas/Watson (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2115 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:23PM