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HER Number:MDV120326
Name:Site of crushing sheds at Meldon Limestone Quarry

Summary

Survey in 1997 indicated probable site of corrugated iron crushing sheds connected to the site by tramways for moving stone.

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

  • INDUSTRIAL BUILDING (XIX - 1875 AD? to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map, 9-10, fig 8 (Cartographic). SDV336179.

In the late 19th century what had previously been waste material dumped on the east bank of the river was now taken in trucks to a series of corrugated iron buildings at the northern end of the east side tramway. The buildings housed crushers and a transfer shed whereby the finished material was consigned to wagons operating on a separate incline leading to the LSWR sidings on the eastern edge of Meldon Viaduct. This incline becomes apparent as an earthwork partially obscuring the mouth of the early limekiln (MDV17702).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). 9-10, fig 8. [Mapped features: #79565 ; #79566 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV120331Related to: Leat south of the Meldon Viaduct (Monument)
MDV120325Related to: Tramway routes at Meldon Limestone Quarry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4968 - Survey of Meldon Industrial Landscape

Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2017 2:24PM