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HER Number:MDV48959
Name:Wigford Down China Clay Works


Depicted on the late 19th century historic map; later depicted as 'Brisworthy China Clay Works' on 1950s historic maps.


Grid Reference:SX 553 650
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/552

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAY WORKINGS (XIX - 1850 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Bowman, A. C., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV14682.

Brisworthy quarry. China clay, gravel + sand. Operated by brisworthy china clay co ltd in 1937, employing 11 (bowman).

1954, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267722.

'wigford down china clay works' indicated on os 6" (1906) 'brisworthy china clay works' indicated on os 6" (1954) (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267724.

Des=os 6"(1906)112se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267725.

Des=bowman, a. C. /british quarrying history/(1998).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: Bowman, A. C..
  • Migrated Record: 1954.
  • Migrated Record:
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Associated Monuments

MDV49049Related to: COUNTING HOUSE in the Parish of Meavy (Monument)
MDV49050Related to: Water wheel (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2015 4:22PM