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HER Number:MDV102436
Name:Quarry east of Burnstone

Summary

A quarry pit is visible as a large earthwork on aerial photographs dating to the 1940s, adjacent to a linear tramway for conveying extraction products to the road. It is likely to be of early twentieth century date, falling out of use by the 1970s. It is obscured by tree cover on aerial photographs taken in 2007, but earthwork remains are likely to survive within the woodland.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 329 233
Map Sheet:SS32SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XVIII to XX - 1751 AD to 1971 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No features are depicted in this area.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5079-5080 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

A quarry pit is visible as an irregular earthwork.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS3223 22-AUG-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349178.

The site of the quarry is wooded.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A quarry pit is visible as a large earthwork, circa 72 by 37 metres, on aerial photographs dating to the 1940s. It is adjacent to a linear feature that is likely to be a tramway for conveying extraction products to the road. It is not marked on 1904-1906 Ordnance Survey maps and is likely to be of early twentieth century date, presumably falling out of use by the 1970s, together with the tramway. It is obscured by tree cover on aerial photographs taken in 2007, but earthwork remains are likely to survive within the woodland.


Hobbs, S., 2013, Response to draft report consultation for the North Devon AONB National Mapping Programme Project (Correspondence). SDV350952.

S. Hobbs states that this quarry supplied crushed road stone for the district or county authority responsible for highways, although does not give a specific date for this use.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5079-5080 19-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #61888 ]
SDV349178Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS3223 22-AUG-2007.
SDV350952Correspondence: Hobbs, S.. 2013. Response to draft report consultation for the North Devon AONB National Mapping Programme Project. Comment on draft 1. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV102435Related to: Quarry incline east of Burnstone (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2013 3:48PM