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HER Number:MDV79890
Name:Pumping Wheel at Lady Bertha Mine, Buckland Monachorum

Summary

A large pumping wheel comprised part of the machinery at the mine prior to 1882-4. The wheel was removed by 1906 and the pit backfilled. An earthwork cut feature associated with the pumping wheel was recorded from aerial photographs as part of the Tamar Valley NMP project.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 471 688
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATER WHEEL (XIX - 1855 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of a large pumping wheel shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Map object partly based on this Source.


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

Wheel pit shown on 1904-1906 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, OS74/158/010-1 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

An earthwork cut feature associated with the pumping wheel is visible on aerial photographs. Map object partly based on this source.


Newman, P., 2011, Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential, 15, 55 (Report - Assessment). SDV347105.

A large pumping wheel (f) comprised part of the machinery at Lady Bertha Mine prior to 1882-4. The wheelpit was backfilled following the abandonment of the site in 1899. The Ordnance Survey revision of 1906 shows the waterwheel to have been removed by this time leaving only the pit depicted as an earthwork.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

This earthwork is associated with a single NMP database record which includes an additional two similar sized earthwork cut features. This particular earthwork, however, likely occupies a different function from these other two and so has been recorded independently. Only part of the photo reference is given in the transcription attributes, so the date of the photographs is not known.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). OS74/158/010-1.
SDV347105Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2011. Mining in the Tavy Valley, West Devon. An Assessment of Archaeological Potential. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15, 55.
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV5462Part of: Lady Bertha Mine, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV79889Related to: Aqueduct at Lady Bertha Mine, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV79905Related to: Leat to Virtuous Lady and Lady Bertha Mines, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2016 10:57AM