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HER Number:MDV117448
Name:Merrivale Quarry School


Documentary evidence of quarrymen's children being taught in a school at Merrivale Quarry; exact location unknown. Few details available; once the 'Four Winds' school opened in 1915, the children were transferred there.


Grid Reference:SX 547 753
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (Built, XIX to World War I - 1880 AD? to 1915 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Several individual buildings shown on the early 20th century historic map.

Stanbrook, M., 1991, Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered, 100-101 (Monograph). SDV359884.

Mrs Jewell taught around 40 children at Merrivale Quarry (some transferred here temporarily from the school north of Red Cottages in 1912). The school was probably somewhere in the vicinity of a row of six or seven small dethatched dwellings set at right angles to the main row. Little information available, but the school was closed in 1915 when the new school was finished on the Tavistock Road ('Four Winds').

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #3577 ]
SDV359884Monograph: Stanbrook, M.. 1991. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Paperback Volume. 100-101.

Associated Monuments

MDV25566Part of: Merrivale Quarry (Monument)
MDV50704Related to: Methodist chapel / school at Foggintor Quarry (Building)
MDV103568Related to: School 225 metres north of Red Cottages (Building)
MDV117447Related to: The Four Winds School, Merrivale (Building)
MDV51372Related to: Walkham Cottages, Merrivale (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2018 9:24AM