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HER Number:MDV77910
Name:Raised Tramway, New Shaft, Wheal Emma


Tramway from New Shaft to transport ore to the railway, and then on to Wheal Anna Maria for dressing.


Grid Reference:SX 437 734
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

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Tramway shown south of the New Shaft complex, with a building at the north-east end. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Route of tramway visible.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 183 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

A tram or railway link was built between the south side of New Shaft and the main railway line. Ore that was raised from the shaft was immediately tipped into trucks and taken by railway to Anna Maria for dressing. The 1884 map appears to show a building at the higher (east) end of the track bed. This may well have been a small steam engine powered winder to let down full trucks and wind them up when empty. Other details: Site 277.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 183.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV3878Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Emma (Monument)
MDV3880Related to: Devon Great Consols, Railway (Monument)
MDV56092Related to: Wheal Emma, New Shaft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2010 2:08PM