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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 Woodj

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/47

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INCLINE WINDING ENGINE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215228.

Des=worksheet in parish file.

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.

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV52.

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 (ntas).

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5615.

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 (national trust).

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

National trust/goodameavy/(1982)/guide leaflet in smr.

Sources / Further Reading

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  • Pamphlet: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Field Guide.
  • Migrated Record: National Trust.
  • Migrated Record: National Trust.

Associated Monuments

MDV80768Related to: Dewerstone Wood quarries, inclined planes (Monument)
MDV19426Related to: Goodameavy, Embankment (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

Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2017 10:52AM