Devon Great Consols
Devon Great Consols was a copper mine near Tavistock in Devon. Working at the site began in 1844, when it was known as North Bedford Mines or Wheal Maria. The lease on the site was taken from the Duke of Bedford. In 1846 the Devonshire Great Consolidated Copper Mining Company was formed to work the site. A four-mile narrow gauge railway was opened in 1859, linking the mine with Morwellham Quay for the export of ores.
- Thomas Spargo (1860). Statistics and Observations on the Mines of Cornwall and Devon. "In 1844 six gentlemen took from the Duke of Bedford the sett or lease of the mines now known as the Devon Great Consolidated Mines"
- "Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock, Devon". Tavistock Gazette. 23 December 1864. "In November, 1859, however, a railway which had been constructed by the company"
- "Devon Great Consols". Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
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