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HER Number:MDV120246
Name:Weigh House and weighbridge south of the Meldon Viaduct

Summary

Late 19th-century building with intact weighbridge outside. Associated with the limestone and aplite quarries at Meldon.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 922
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIGH HOUSE (XIX - 1849 AD to 1885 AD (Between))
  • WEIGHBRIDGE (XIX - 1849 AD to 1885 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Small square structure is depicted on the late 19th century historic map; one of a group of four buildings shown to the south-east of a lime kiln.


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

By the early 20th century historic map, this is the only remaining building of the four.


Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1997, The Meldon Industrial Landscape, Okehampton, Devon. An Archaeological Survey, 11, figs 10-3 (Report - Survey). SDV346364.

Of the four structures shown on the 1885 historic map, only two are still identifiable; the weigh house and the building immediately to its south. The ruinous weigh house is fronted by a weighbridge with a cast iron bedplate bearing the name of its makers, Bartlett and Son of Bristol.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346364Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1997. The Meldon Industrial Landscape, Okehampton, Devon. An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Bound. 11, figs 10-3.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79480 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4827Related to: Aplite Quarry at Meldon (Monument)
MDV120295Related to: Building south of lime kiln, Meldon (Building)
MDV17701Related to: Lime Kiln at Meldon Lime Works (Monument)
MDV120296Related to: Magazine building at Meldon (Building)
MDV4826Related to: Meldon Lime Works (Monument)
MDV120290Related to: Quarry building at Meldon (Building)
MDV120293Related to: Quarry building at Meldon (Building)
MDV120291Related to: Quarry buildings at Meldon (Building)
MDV120294Related to: Quarry buildings at Meldon (Building)
MDV4802Related to: VIADUCT in the Parish of Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4968 - Survey of Meldon Industrial Landscape

Date Last Edited:Dec 1 2017 10:48AM