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HER Number:MDV117216
Name:Open Cut Granite Quarrying on Haytor Down, Ilsington


Granite working open cut and trial pits on Haytor Down to the north-west of 'Old Jack' Boundary Stone


Grid Reference:SX 767 781
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/160

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • TRIAL PIT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 14, Figure 9 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Tinworking site on Haytor Down.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, Figures 7-9 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Area of quarrying shown.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Area of quarrying shown on survey

English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

Several areas of open cuts and trial pits shown on survey.

Natural England Volunteers, 2009-2015, Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey, N2 (Worksheet). SDV350591.

Six exploratory pits for mine, with spoil heaps recorded at SX 76706 78176. Vegetation covered pits, bracken covered spoil heaps. No sketch made, four photos of pits and heaps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 14, Figure 9.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #76518 ]
SDV350591Worksheet: Natural England Volunteers. 2009-2015. Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey. Natural England Archaeological Survey. Worksheet. N2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV34282Related to: Building 50 metres south of the Parish Boundary, Ilsington (Building)
MDV41403Related to: Old Jack Boundary Stone on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV26623Related to: Prehistoric Parallel Reave System east of Smallacombe Rocks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)
  • EDV6071 - East Devon Natural Nature Reserve and surrounds Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2019 10:43AM