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HER Number:MDV13370
Name:Quarry at Downstow Cross, South Brent


Quarry depicted on historic maps after 1840. Still depicted on the modern mapping, unlike the two associated quarries to the south. Visited in 1977; recorded as small and overgrown.


Grid Reference:SX 692 625
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/234

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XIX to XX - 1840 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

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

One of three quarries depicted on the late 19th century historic map; this one to the north of the cross.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3043-3044 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist, 1979 (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Quarry, Downstow. Extant. Sand (growan). Small and overgrown.

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

Visible on 1948 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Quarry still depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3043-3044.
SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. 1979.
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).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80896 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13372Related to: Quarry at Downstow Cross, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13371Related to: Quarry north-west of Higher Downstow, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 2 2018 4:45PM