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HER Number:MDV13125
Name:Quarry west of Tor Rocks, Harford

Summary

Small quarry west of Tor Rocks, thought to be 19th century in date. Marked on the late 19th century historic map as 'old'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 640 591
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/80

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Old Quarry' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map. Another lies to the south of Tor Rocks (MDV53231).


Worth, R. H., 1941, Dartmoor: 1788 - 1808 (Article in Serial). SDV160667.


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6459, 2/229-232 (Aerial Photograph). SDV168294.


Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist, 1978 (Worksheet). SDV149931.

Tor Rocks granite quarry. SX64105912. A small granite quarry cut into an outcrop known as Tor Rocks; on open moor, between enclosed farmland, close to the left bank of the stream called the Butterbrook. The quarry is 19th century. And appears to have been worked in 1850-1860s (citing Directories of Devon in Plymouth local history library?). Little information has been discovered about it, and all references are vague.


Hankin, C. F., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for Harford, 1978 (Un-published). SDV361875.

Tor Rocks granite quarry. SX64105912. A small granite quarry cut into an outcrop known as Tor Rocks; on open moor, between enclosed farmland, close to the left bank of the stream called the Butterbrook. The quarry is 19th century. And appears to have been worked in 1850-1860s (citing Directories of Devon in Plymouth local history library?). Little information has been discovered about it, and all references are vague.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

This quarry is visible on the 1976 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


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

'Workings (disused)' depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital. 1978.
SDV160667Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1941. Dartmoor: 1788 - 1808. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 73. Unknown.
SDV168294Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 2/229-232.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80770 ]
SDV361875Un-published: Hankin, C. F.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for Harford. Devon Archaeological Society Publication. 11. A4 Comb Bound. 1978.

Associated Monuments

MDV53231Related to: Quarry south of Tor Rocks, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 2 2018 4:21PM