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HER Number:MDV48959
Name:Wigford Down China Clay Works

Summary

Operation extracted china clay, gravel and sand. Operated by Brisworthy China Clay Company Limited in 1937, employing 11. Depicted on the late 19th century historic map; later depicted as 'Brisworthy China Clay Works' on 1950s historic maps.

Location

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 (Constructed, XIX - 1850 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Wigford Down China Clay Works' indicated on the late 19th century (1880s) and early 20th century (1906) historic maps, on the eastern side of the Down.


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

The area of the clay workings has been extended northwards since the late 19th century historic map depiction. Water wheel shown just to the south.


Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

'Brisworthy China Clay Works' indicated on the mid-20th century (1954) historic map.


Bowman, A. C., 1998, British Quarrying History (Monograph). SDV71598.

Brisworthy Quarry. China clay, gravel and sand. Operated by Brisworthy China Clay Company Limited in 1937, employing 11.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93373 ]
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • Monograph: Bowman, A. C.. 1998. British Quarrying History. British Quarrying History. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV49049Related to: Counting House to the north of Cadover Bridge, Meavy (Monument)
MDV49050Related to: Water wheel, Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2018 11:01AM