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HER Number:MDV15996
Name:Meldon Quarry, Okehampton Hamlets

Summary

Stone quarry. On the site of a band of lower carboniferous rocks, which include cherts, slates and sandstones, volcanics and contemporaneous dolerites, all of which have been metamorphosed by the dartmoor granite (dcc).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 925
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/66

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE QUARRY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Bowman, A. C., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV14682.

Okehampton lime and cement quarries co ltd formed in 1880 (bowman).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219766.

Dcc/mineral consultation areas/(1982)no.53.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219767.

Des=griffiths, d. M. /as above.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219768.

Des=balkwill, c. J. /dcra rural survey/(1976)quarries no 6/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219769.

Des=conservation section photos/606/31-34/(-/6/1983).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV219770.

Aph=raf 3g tud uk 138/5358.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219771.

Des=bowman, a. /(1993)/list of quarries/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219772.

Des=watts, s. /as above/(22/10/2002).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV40159.

Meldon quarry. On the site of a band of lower carboniferous rocks, which include cherts, slates and sandstones, volcanics and contemporaneous dolerites, all of which have been metamorphosed by the dartmoor granite (dcc).


BALKWILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44259.

Mining rights granted in 1865, this probably the beginning of meldon quarry (balkwill).


WATTS, Untitled Source (Unspecified Type). SDV81027.

May refer to meldon pool (watts).


Griffiths, D., 1983, ?Quay (Worksheet). SDV13596.

Vis=10/8/1982 (griffiths) this site has been quarried by british rail since 1895 for ballast. Meldon cottages at sx56699236 were built about the turn of the century.


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

Visible and recorded.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13596Worksheet: Griffiths, D.. 1983. ?Quay.
SDV14682Migrated Record: Bowman, A. C..
SDV219766Migrated Record:
SDV219767Migrated Record:
SDV219768Migrated Record:
SDV219769Migrated Record:
SDV219770Aerial Photograph:
SDV219771Migrated Record:
SDV219772Migrated Record:
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.
SDV40159Migrated Record:
SDV44259Migrated Record: BALKWILL.

Associated Monuments

MDV4827Related to: Aplite Quarry at Meldon (Monument)
MDV51148Related to: Meldon Quarry Cottages (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Nov 27 2017 4:28PM