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HER Number:MDV71615
Name:Wheal Thomas/Watson, Flat Rod Cutting


Flat rod cutting at Wheal Thomas/Watson mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 432 730
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

  • FLATROD GULLY (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 236-7, Figs 35 & 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

The 1867 & 1884 maps show the route of the flat rod cutting from Plunger water wheel at SX43307288 (see PRN 56091) to Plunger Shaft at SX43297311 (see PRN 3883) at Wheal Thomas/Watson mine. The piped route from the shaft to Wheal Josiah at SX43217354 (see PRN 3874) is only shown on the 1857 lease map. The survey in 2002 found little evidence of the flat rod cutting & no evidence of the pipe. Other details: Sites 385 & 385/1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 236-7, Figs 35 & 38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV3868Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Thomas/Watson (Monument)
MDV56091Related to: Devon Great Consols, Twin Water Wheels (Monument)
MDV3874Related to: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Josiah (Monument)
MDV3883Related to: Wheal Thomas/Watson, Plunger Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2122 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 8:32PM