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HER Number:MDV16570
Name:Sherford Quarry northern Limekiln


Sherford quarry northern limekiln shown on 19th century maps


Grid Reference:SX 544 539
Map Sheet:SX55SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrixton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55SW/36/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1784-1786, Untitled Source (Illustration). SDV340506.

The limekiln with a small quarry to its east is marked on the drawings of circa 1786. Plan of quarry with two limekilns, associated with the holding of Gore (Document 74/645). Documentary evidence to limekilns at Gore in 1704 (Document 74/47/4).

Unknown, 1839, Plymstock (Cartographic). SDV340503.

Field number 640 on the 19th centuy Tithe Map and Apportionment is shown as 'Kiln and part of quarry waste'.

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

Limekiln shown as 'L.K.' on 19th century map at the northern end of the quarry.

Griffiths, D. M., 1982, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV340507.

Rectangular limestone-built structure approximately 15 meters by 8 meters and standing 5-6 meters high. Approached by a track from the south which leads to the single well in the centre. Opposing round headed openings on the west and east sides. The buttressed structure is in good condition, although overgrown.

1982, Untitled Source, 560/24-25 (Photograph). SDV340525.

Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed New Settlement Site, Brixton, South Hams, 4, 12 (Report - Assessment). SDV324147.

Scott Wilson, 2006, Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement, Site B4 (Report - Assessment). SDV340472.

The setting of the kilns is heavily screened by trees and undergrowth.

Jack, S. + Steadman, S., 2007, Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement - Cultural Heritage, Table 9.4 (Report - Assessment). SDV340474.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324147Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed New Settlement Site, Brixton, South Hams. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.69. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4, 12.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340472Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2006. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement. Scott Wilson Report. D108531. A4 Stapled + Digital. Site B4.
SDV340474Report - Assessment: Jack, S. + Steadman, S.. 2007. Sherford New Community: Environmental Statement - Cultural Heritage. Scott Wilson Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Table 9.4.
SDV340503Cartographic: Unknown. 1839. Plymstock. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV340506Illustration: Ordnance Survey. 1784-1786. Ordnance Survey 6 Inch Drawings. Unknown.
SDV340507Site Visit: Griffiths, D. M.. 1982.
SDV340525Photograph: 1982. Photograph (Paper). 560/24-25.

Associated Monuments

MDV17682Part of: Sherford Quarry (Monument)
MDV17682Related to: Sherford Quarry (Monument)
MDV17693Related to: Gore Cottage, Brixton (Monument)
MDV17682Part of: Sherford Quarry (Monument)
MDV17682Related to: Sherford Quarry (Monument)
MDV16569Related to: Sherford Quarry southeastern Limekiln (Monument)
MDV17684Related to: Sherford Quarry southwestern Limekiln (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4380 - Assessment for Sherford New Community

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2019 10:54AM