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HER Number:MDV16230
Name:Lifton Quarry and Associated Features

Summary

The site of Lifton Quarry, first symbolised here on the Lifton Parish Tithe Map as 'Wooladon Quarry' and on subsequent historic maps as 'Lifton Quarry'. It comprises areas of quarrying and spoil heaps, as well as a range of associated industrial structures and features.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 371 845
Map Sheet:SX38SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLifton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLIFTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX38SE/16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

BORN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176348.

There are 2 ranges of 3 and 2 kilns, of which only scant walls of deteriorated chert and shale remain (born).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2244.

Vis=25/1/1994 (horner) extensive area of quarry remains survive. Two areas of principal extraction are flooded (sx37408469, sx37008465) and between these areas and to the south are working floors, spoil heaps, trial pits and trackways. Area used for fishing and shooting (horner).


1907, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225739.

'lifton quarry' shown on os 6" (1907) map.


1963, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225740.

'lifton quarry (disused)' shown on os 6" (1963) map.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225743.

Worth, r. N. /tda/7(1875)213/the economic geology of devon.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225744.

Des=os 6"(1907)map,sheet 86se.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225745.

Des=os 6"(1963)map.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225746.

Born, a. /tda/123(1991)230/limestone,limekilns and the limeburning industry north and west of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225747.

Des=horner, b.(dcc)/as above/(27/1/1994).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225748.

Born, a. /limekilns and the lime industry north and west of dartmoor/()25/in smr.


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Lifton quarry, disused. Worked as a source of lime for agricultural use (worth).


Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The site of 'Wooladon Quarry' is labelled here on the Lifton Parish Tithe Map of approximately 1838-48.


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

'Lifton Quarry' and associated features such as ponds, drains and earthworks visible on Ordnance Survey 1880s-1890s First Edition 25 inch map.


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

'Lifton Quarry (disused)' and associated features such as ponds, drains and earthworks still visible on Ordnance Survey 1904-1906 25 inch map.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, CPE/UK/1995/1220&21 RAF 1947 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

Earthworks associated with the post-medieval site of Lifton quarry are visible on aerial photographs of 1947. The earthworks include cut features and spoilheaps.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

'Lifton Quarry (disused)' and some associated features still visible on Ordnance Survey MasterMap 2010.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

The site of Lifton Quarry is first symbolised here on the Lifton Parish Tithe Map of approximately 1838-48, although is labelled as Wooladon Quarry. The entirety of the site covers an area of approximately 29.5 hectares and includes areas of quarrying and spoil heaps, as well as a range of associated industrial structures and features such as limekilns and a magazine.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Evidence of the former quarry is still visible on the Ordnance Survey 2015 MasterMap.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV225740Migrated Record: 1963.
SDV225743Migrated Record:
SDV225746Migrated Record:
SDV225744Migrated Record:
SDV176348Migrated Record: BORN.
SDV225748Migrated Record:
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV2244Migrated Record:
SDV225745Migrated Record:
SDV225739Migrated Record: 1907.
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). [Mapped feature: #81755 ]
SDV225747Migrated Record:
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). CPE/UK/1995/1220&21 RAF 1947.
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV76434Related to: Industrial Buildings within Lifton Mine (Monument)
MDV76436Related to: Industrial Buildings within Lifton Mine (Monument)
MDV76427Related to: Industrial Buildings within Lifton Quarry (Monument)
MDV76428Related to: Industrial Buildings within Lifton Quarry (Monument)
MDV76429Related to: Lime Kilns within Lifton Quarry (Monument)
MDV76431Related to: Lime Kilns within Lifton Quarry (Monument)
MDV76424Related to: Magazine within Lifton Quarry (Monument)
MDV114084Related to: Structure within Lifton Quarry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2016 11:52AM