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HER Number:MDV120308
Name:Weigh House and weighbridge at Meldon Aplite Quarry


20th century building with intact weighbridge outside. Associated with the aplite quarry at Meldon.


Grid Reference:SX 566 920
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 to XX - 1900 AD? to 1950 AD (Between))
  • WEIGHBRIDGE (XIX to XX - 1900 AD? to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1997, The Meldon Industrial Landscape, Okehampton, Devon. An Archaeological Survey, 16, figs 10-3 (Report - Survey). SDV346364.

Of the main site buildings only the weigh house, workshop and powerhouse are identifiable. The former possesses the vandalised remains of the weighing machinery and is fronted by an intact weighbridge.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 16, figs 10-3.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79541 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4827Part of: Aplite Quarry at Meldon (Monument)
MDV120310Related to: Industrial building at Meldon Aplite Quarry (Building)
MDV120309Related to: Workshop at Meldon Aplite Quarry (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4968 - Survey of Meldon Industrial Landscape

Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2017 9:12AM