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HER Number:MDV16730
Name:Emsworthy Rocks west Quarry, Ilsington

Summary

Emsworthy Rocks west quarry is the westernmost quarry at the19th century Haytor granite complex with two branches of granite tramway leading to two quarry faces

Location

Grid Reference:SX 748 770
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/126

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Adams, E. A., 1946, The Old Heytor Granite Railway, 153 (Article in Serial). SDV341504.

Small disused quarry near Emsworthy Newtake. It was connected by the old granite tramway to the main Haytor Quarry. Several granite setts still in position.


Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 86-7 (Monograph). SDV168.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photographs.


Devon County Council + Teignbridge District Council, 1985, Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal (Report - non-specific). SDV349496.


Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD6, Map 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Two 19th century granite quarry working faces.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 24, Map 1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

The furthest point reached by the tramway is the west end of the Emsworthy Rock ridge. There are two faces with a track to each though neither has been much worked. The track ends at tumbled stones split from the rock face and maybe ready for loading.


Harris, H., 1994, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal, 43 (Monograph). SDV341541.

The westernmost quarry at Haytor granite quarry complex. Possibly one of the earliest workings developed by George Templer from 1813. May have supplied setts for the granite tramway.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 29, Figure 9 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Emsworthy Rocks West granite quarry is the furthest outlier of the Haytor quarries and is small in scale and probably undeveloped. Extraction focused on two faces on the north and north-west of a granite outcrop. The eastern face is 30 metres across by 6 metres high. The quarry was served by two branches of the granit tramway of which some granite setts survive. Both faces have associated spoil heaps and the western one has traces of a tramway on the top surface suggesting furhter development here was anticipated but never realised.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Two areas of quarrying shown on survey to the west of Emsworthy Rocks..


English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Quarry faces shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV168Monograph: Thomas, D. St. J.. 1981. A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain. A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain. 1. Unknown. 86-7.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 24, Map 1.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV341504Article in Serial: Adams, E. A.. 1946. The Old Heytor Granite Railway. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 153.
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback. 43.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped features: #81867 ; #81868 ; #81869 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 29, Figure 9.
SDV349496Report - non-specific: Devon County Council + Teignbridge District Council. 1985. Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. Unknown.
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD6, Map 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV34277Parent of: Building at Emsworthy Rocks west Quarry, Ilsington (Building)
MDV8058Part of: Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8068Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor to Stover Canal (Monument)
MDV16733Related to: Holwell Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV16732Related to: Rubble Heap Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Oct 28 2016 10:13AM