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

Summary

Several sites where quarrying took place are evident on Haytor Down. There ia a small group of quarries near the Bovey Tracey, Ilsington parish boundary consisting of shallow excavations of no more than 4m in depth, and spoil dumps.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 766 782
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 77 NE 59
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/160
  • Pastscape: 1221508

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 14, Figures 7-9 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

(30/03/1999) Evidence of small scale granite cutting and quarrying is dispersed over much of Haytor Down. There are in excess of 1000 small scale stone cutting sites in this area, the remains consisting of square, cut edges of granite with jumper holes, often contained within a pit of between 1m and up to 5m from where the stone has been removed. The greatest concentrations of this evidence are at Smallacombe Rocks; Emsworthy Rocks; Holwell Tor and Haytor although they are found to a lesser extent over most of Haytor Down and on parts of Pinchaford Ball.
Several sites where quarrying took place, other than the main Haytor Quarries (see SX 77 NE 41; SX 77 NE 44; SX 77 NE 51; SX 77 NE 52; SX 77 NW 100) are evident on Haytor Down. There ia a small group of quarries at SX 7663 7822, near the Bovey Tracey, Ilsington parish boundary consisting of shallow excavations of no more than 4m in depth, and spoil dumps. Another quarry is located on the south-west slope of Haytor Rocks at SX 7566 7604 and the western face of the Haytor western outcrop has also been quarried quite extensively.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), Figure 9 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Tinworking site on Haytor Down.

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.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. Figure 9.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126670 ]
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:Aug 4 2020 11:47AM