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HER Number:MDV120630
Name:Field system at Linhay Hill Quarry, Ashburton


The historic maps for the quarry area show a complex system including strip fields to the south-east, continuing on the other side of the A38 towards Higher and Lower Mead. Field system has been entirely effaced by the later 20th century quarry workings, still ongoing.


Grid Reference:SX 770 712
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The Tithe Map shows a complex system of fields around the small 19th century quarries in the south-west. Good series of strip fields, mostly running south-east by north-west, cut through by the later A38; they continue to the south-east to Upper and Lower Mead. Two trackways cut across the area, running north-east by south-west, connecting the farms of Lower Waye and Balland with Ashburton to the south-west and Alston (to the north-east of the quarry).

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

Most field boundaries are still depicted on the later 19th century historic map.

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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map.

Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

1963 Ordnance Survey map shows the field pattern is still largely unaltered at this time, prior to the construction of the A38 and the later 20th century development of the quarry.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

The modern mapping shows the entire area now taken up by the Linhay Hill Quarry workings.

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: #79870 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV21895Related to: Badcocks Quarry, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV113250Related to: Balland Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV21898Related to: Lower Waye farmhouse, Ashburton (Building)
MDV76931Related to: Lower Waye farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV21904Related to: Old quarry at Linhay, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV25819Related to: Old quarry at Linhay, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV25822Related to: Old quarry at Linhay, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV21903Related to: Quarry north-east of Stawell's Bush Cross, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV25820Related to: Quarry south-east of Strawbushes, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV16243Related to: Strawbushes Quarry, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2018 10:33AM