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HER Number:MDV13378
Name:Quarry at Oak Hill, South Brent


Large early 20th century quarry above Lydia Bridge on the left bank of the River Avon.


Grid Reference:SX 695 608
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/241

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XX - 1905 AD to 1911 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4080-4081 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

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

Quarry, Oak Hill. Extant. Started 1911. Roadstone (machinery driven by wheel of Crackhills Canvas Mill).
Visited March 1978. This quarry is on the left bank of the River Avon above Lydia Bridge; the site was originally a field called 'Clay Balls' (Tithe Apportionment 1843 South Brent).
It is large with a flat floor and with several ruinous stone built engine beds etc. It is one of the last quarries to have been opened in the parish, being started in 1911 as a commercial roadstone undertaking.

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

Quarry, partly wooded, visible on 1948 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

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

Area of workings 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). 4080-4081.
SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
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.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80905 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5831Related to: Brent Canvas Mill, north of Lydia Bridge (Monument)
MDV80403Related to: Old Mill Leat at Lydia Mill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13377Related to: Quarry north of Brent Canvas Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2018 12:27PM