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HER Number:MDV122907
Name:Explosives store for Redlake Clay Works, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

A standing, roofed building; former explosives store for Redlake clay pit (1913 to 1932). A robust, granite structure (3.0 metres by 2.2 metres), which remains standing to its full height of 2.1 metres. A brick-lined door opening remains in place on the eastern side and the north and south walls have 0.25 metres square vent openings. The roof is constructed from pre-fabricated concrete slabs.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 651 659
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXPLOSIVES STORE (Built, Edwardian to Early 20th Century - 1910 AD to 1930 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Building shown on survey

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A standing, roofed building, 70 metres west of Crossways on Ugborough Moor was the explosives store for Redlake clay pit which was operated by the China Clay Corporation from about 1913 to 1932 to refine the clay from Redlake Pit (MDV107445), 1.3 kilometres to the north. The building is in an artificial dip with a level floor. It is a robust, granite structure, with full height quoined corners and has a footprint of 3.0 metres by 2.2 metres. It remains standing to its full height of 2.1 metres. A brick-lined door opening remains in place on the eastern side and the north and south walls have 0.25 metres square vent openings. The roof is constructed from pre-fabricated concrete slabs.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Square building shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #125521 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107445Part of: Redlake China Clay works, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:May 5 2020 1:43PM