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HER Number:MDV13379
Name:Quarry at Woolholes, Brent Moor

Summary

Moderate sized granite quarry above Shipley Bridge on the left bank of the River Avon. Stated by Crossing to have been opened in connection with the South Devon Railway construction. Crossing also describes a small building connected with the quarry as being a smith's shop. This building could not be found in 1976.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 638
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/242

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRANITE QUARRY (XIX - 1850 AD? to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Area of quarrying depicted on the late 19th century historic map, with a track leading southwards towards the River Avon.


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

'Old Quarry' indicated on early 20th century historic map (1907).


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6863/1, 42-42 (Aerial Photograph). SDV162074.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist, Visited March 1976 (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Quarry, Woola Plain. Extant. Granite. Opened for South Devon Railway construction. Building (smiths shop) now destroyed.
Visited March 1976. This is a moderate sized granite quarry above Shipley Bridge on the left bank of the River Avon. It is stated by William Crossing to have been opened in connection with the South Devon Railway construction. Crossing also describes a small building connected with the quarry as being a smith's shop. This building cannot now be found with certainty. The new road to the Avon Dam has disturbed the quarry entrance, but on the Royal Air Force high level aerial photograph (1946) the deep track into the quarry and a possible ruined building may be seen.


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

Rectangular quarry visible on 1976 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


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

Area of workings indicated on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. Visited March 1976.
SDV162074Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6863/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 42-42.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #80906 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25721Related to: Small quarry at Woolholes, Brent Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2018 12:38PM