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HER Number:MDV15148
Name:Ruined cable drum house west of Dewerstone Cottage, Meavy


Drum house at the northern end of the granite tramway that served the quarries in Dewerstone Wood.


Grid Reference:SX 537 642
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the granite tramway and inclined place that served the quarries in Dewerstone Wood

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/47

Monument Type(s) and Dates


Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215228.

Des=worksheet in parish file. Vis=-/2/1982 (le messurier). Inclined plane railway. Ngr is for drum house at top end (worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215229.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of dartmoor/(1968).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215230.

Anon/walks in the dartmoor national park/(1979).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215231.

Anon/bus away walk a day/(1968).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215233.

Des=ntas/goodameavy,devon/(1984)13/in smr. Occasionally exposed, but much lies under the soil. The drum house is relatively well preserved. The wooden drum inside has recently collapsed into the pit. Photos of its original state exist.

National Trust, 1984, Goodameavy, Devon (Pamphlet). SDV325229.

Le Messurier gives a description of the layout of the tramway and a plan, in the national trust goodameavy leaflet (in parish file). The tramway serves granite quarries.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215228Migrated Record:
SDV215229Migrated Record:
SDV215230Migrated Record:
SDV215231Migrated Record:
SDV215233Migrated Record:
SDV325229Pamphlet: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Field Guide.

Associated Monuments

MDV80768Related to: Dewerstone Granite Quarry, inclined planes (Monument)
MDV19426Related to: Goodameavy, Embankment (Monument)
MDV49020Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV49020Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV49020Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV49020Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV49019Related to: QUARRY in the Parish of Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7370 - Survey of the charcoal-burning platforms at Goodameavy Woods

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2023 11:46AM