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HER Number:MDV16237
Name:Quarry south of Dewerstone Rock, Meavy

Summary

The Dewerstone granite quarry was worked for the particularly fine granite present on the site. It was served by a trackway.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 538 637
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of prehistoric enclosures and hut circles on Dewerstone Hill, surrounded by 19th century stone working quarries

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/49

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRANITE QUARRY (XIX - 1850 AD to 1869 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. N., 1875, The Economic Geology of Devon, 214 (Article in Serial). SDV256360.

Dewerstone Rock. Granite quarried here for use as building stone.


National Trust, 1984, Goodameavy, Devon, 13 (Report - Survey). SDV337035.

The Dewerstone granite quarry was worked for the particularly fine granite present on the site. It was served by a trackway.


Muir, D., 1987, Dewerstone Quarry (Personal Comment). SDV225840.

Four main quarries (shown on os map) are located at SX53546387, SX53686390, SX53596380 and SX53736406. Crane bases survive in first two. Quarries were active in 1860s.


Berry, N., 2005, Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy, Devon, 9 (Report - Survey). SDV360144.

High quality granite on the Dewerstone was increasingly exploited in the 19th century and several quarries are known.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV225840Personal Comment: Muir, D.. 1987. Dewerstone Quarry.
SDV256360Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1875. The Economic Geology of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 7. Unknown. 214.
SDV337035Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 13.
SDV360144Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2005. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Comb Bound. 9.

Associated Monuments

MDV122970Related to: Charcoal Burning Platform B10 in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV122971Related to: Charcoal Burning Platform B11 in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV56220Related to: Quarry east of Dewerstone Rock, Meavy (Monument)
MDV48991Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV49020Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7251 - Lower Cadworthy Farm: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey
  • EDV7370 - Survey of the charcoal-burning platforms at Goodameavy

Date Last Edited:Sep 21 2018 10:21AM