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HER Number:MDV71612
Name:Wheal Thomas/Watson, Shaft & Adit


Site of 19C Whim or Air Shaft, capstan & finger dump at Wheal Thomas/Watson mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 437 730
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

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

Full description

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

Site of a small square feature shown on OS 25" (1880s) map with a spoil heap to the west.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 231-2, Figs 35,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Site of Whim or Air Shaft, capstan & finger dump at Wheal Thomas/Watson mine shown on the 1857 lease map & labelled 'Air Shaft' on the 1867 lodes map. The survey in 2002 found a granite stone marking the shaft in a deprssion 6m diameter x 0.8m deep. A flat area 9m x 9m to the south may have been a working area or the location of the whim. A collapsed adit portal or a small quarry was located to the west at SX43707303. Other details: Sites 375 & 374.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 231-2, 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

  • EDV2119 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:23PM