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HER Number:MDV16254
Name:Wolborough Quarry, Newton Abbot


Site of Wolborough Quarry, a large limestone quarry.


Grid Reference:SX 852 704
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/97

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Pengelley, W., 1874, Notes on the Geology of Devon, 655 (Article in Serial). SDV349148.

Wolborough Quarry is an example of limestone of the Mid Devonian period.

Worth, R. N., 1875, The Economic Geology of Devon, 213 (Article in Serial). SDV24522.

The quarries in this area were a source of lime for agricultural use.

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

Quarry at Wolborough marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Dudley, E. R., 1985, Limestone Quarry (Worksheet). SDV349149.

Wolborough Quarry, a large limestone quarry on the east side of the Newton Abbot-Totnes road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24522Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1875. The Economic Geology of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 7. Digital. 213.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349148Article in Serial: Pengelley, W.. 1874. Notes on the Geology of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 6.2. Unknown. 655.
SDV349149Worksheet: Dudley, E. R.. 1985. Limestone Quarry. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV81224Related to: Limekiln at Wolborough Quarry, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2020 5:48PM