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HER Number:MDV16732
Name:Rubble Heap Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington

Summary

Rubble Heap Quarry part of 19th century Haytor Quarries to the north of Haytor Rocks

Location

Grid Reference:SX 755 773
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/73

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Adams, E. A., 1946, The Old Heytor Granite Railway, 153-160 (Article in Serial). SDV341504.

Quarry known as Rubble Heap to the north-west of Haytor Rocks, for granite working. This is the start of the Haytor Granite Tramway proper with continuous setts in situ.


National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1746, 117 (Aerial Photograph). SDV294996.

Photograph taken on 21st April 1980.


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

Visible and recorded.


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, HD4, Map 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Rubble Heap Quarry of 19th century.


Harris, H., 1994, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal, 21, 25 (Monograph). SDV341541.

Rubble Heap Quarry. Approached by branch of granite tramway along a narrow cutting. Additional waste from the main quarry was dumped at Rubble Heap. The Haytor Quarries were developed by George Templer from 1813.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 27-29, Figure 13 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Rubble Heap Quarry on the north-western slopes of Haytor Rocks. It is shown on a map of 1840 and its tramway was never removed. The working area consists of a pit enclosed by a near vertical granite quarry face. Access is gained by a curved steep sided cutting which leaves the quarry on the west side and heads north-east to the open moor. A tramway ran along the floor of the gully with a few granite sets remaining. Overburden is dumped to the north and south and survives as heather covered turf mounds. A well-built drystone wall runs along the top of the spoil heaps curving to the north and terminating at the tramway which runs along the foot of the heaps. The remains of a ruined structure survive attached to the south-west terminal of the wall.


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

Rubble Heap Quarry shown on survey.


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

Outline of quarry shown on survey. Map object partly based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Quarry shown on modern mapping. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294996Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 117.
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. 153-160.
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback. 21, 25.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 27-29, Figure 13.
SDV349496Report - non-specific: Devon County Council + Teignbridge District Council. 1985. Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. Unknown.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD4, Map 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV8058Part of: Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV16730Related to: Emsworthy Rocks west Quarry, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8068Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor to Stover Canal (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 28 2016 9:29AM