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HER Number:MDV16352
Name:Whitecleave Quarry, Buckfastleigh


One of several in the area, well known for limestone.


Grid Reference:SX 737 655
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST BUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/65

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

1963, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV312549.

'old quarry' indicated on os 6" (1904 with additions in 1938). 'white cleave quarry' indicated on os 6" (1963) (os).

Unknown, 1840-1858, 924 B/L46/3, 924 b/l46/3 (Record Office Collection). SDV312555.

Documents of 1840, 1855 and 1858 in the dro record the granting of licences to search for minerals in lands called Whitcleave.

Appleton, E., 1875, The Economic Geology of Devon, 236 (Article in Serial). SDV217610.

Whitecleave Quarry, one of several in the area of Buckfastleigh, well known for limestone.

Griffiths, D. M., 1983, Whitecleave Quarry, Buckfastleigh (Worksheet). SDV312557.

Quarry is now worked for basalt.

Bowman, A. C., 1998, British Quarrying History, (efp/1/5/1788/3d) (Monograph). SDV71598.

Buckfastleigh Quarry. Limestone. Document notes Limestone quarry for sale dated 1788. NB - May be the quarry referred to by Bowman (Sites and Monuments Record note - undated).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217610Article in Serial: Appleton, E.. 1875. The Economic Geology of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 7. Digital. 236.
SDV312549Migrated Record: 1963.
SDV312555Record Office Collection: Unknown. 1840-1858. 924 B/L46/3. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown. 924 b/l46/3.
SDV312557Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 1983. Whitecleave Quarry, Buckfastleigh. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV71598Monograph: Bowman, A. C.. 1998. British Quarrying History. British Quarrying History. Unknown. (efp/1/5/1788/3d).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2018 8:13AM