Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WHEAL

WHEAL, a topographical word corrupted from the Cornish Huel, signifying "a mine or pit," and used to designate a working metallic mine. Many Wheals are in Cornwall, and a few are in Devon. W.-Alfred is near Hayle; W.-Anderton, near Tavistock; W.-Ann, near Hayle; W.-Ash, near Tavistock; W.-Bal, near St. Just; W.-Basset, near St. Agnes; W.-Betsy, in the W of Devon; W.-Boys, near St. Endellion; W.-Brother, near Callington; W.-Bucketts, near Truro; W.-Coates, near St. Agnes; W.-Courtenay, near St. Columb; W.-Crofty, near Camborne; W.-Edward, near St. Just; W.-Fanny, near Redruth; W.-Fortescue, near Gwennap; another W.-Fortescue, near Tavistock; W.-Francis, near Camborne; W.-Friendship, near Gwennap; another W.-Friendship, on Dartmoor; W.-Gorland, near St. Day; W.-Henry, near Truro; W.-Jewel, near St. Day; another W.-Jewel, on Dartmoor; W.-Josiah, near Calstock; W.-Mary-Consols, near Liskeard; W.-Owles, near St. Just; W.-Penrose, near Helston; W.-Providence, near Lanivet; W.-Reeth, near St. Ives; W.-Rock, near St. Agnes; W.-Rose, near Newlyn; W.-Rowe, near Helston; W.-Russell, near Tavistock; W.-St. Vincent, near Callington; W.-Seton, near Falmouth; W.-Sisters, near Liskeard; W.-Tolgus, near Redruth; W.-Towan, near St. Agnes; W.-Treasury, near Camborne; W.-Trehane and W.-Trelawney, near Liskeard; W.-Unity, near St. Day; another W.-Unity, in Dartmoor; W.-Virgin, near Gwennap; W.-Vor, near St. Breage; and W.-Williams, near Truro.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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