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HER Number:MDV16733
Name:Holwell Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington

Summary

Holwell Quarry which was part of Haytor Quarries and was active in the 19th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 751 777
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/74

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Shown as 'Haytor Quarries' on 19th century map.


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

Holwell quarry, marked as Haytor Quarries on map. This quarry had a very fine face and much granite was extracted. A branch line of the Haytor Granite Tramway ran from here to the main quarry.


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

Visible and recorded.


Stanier, P., 1985, Granite Quarrying in Devon and Cornwall, 7.li (Article in Serial). SDV342268.


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

Holwell Quarry. The Haytor Quarries were developed by George Templer from 1813 and fell out of use in the 1850s. Reached by a half-mile branch of the granite tramway.


Stanier, P., 1986, Granite quarrying in Devon and Cornwall, 9.1 (Article in Serial). SDV283053.


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


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 26-27, Figure 9 +12 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Holwell Quarry was active in the 19th century and possible earlier. It consists of two large quarries and a smaller pit to the east. A single tramway transported the finished stone to the east. Spoil and overburden were dumped on the north side of the tor in high flat-topped heaps. Five ruined buildings survive at Holwell of unknown function.


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

Area of quarry shown on survey.


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

Quarry shown on survey. Map object partly based on this source.


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

Shown as 'Haytor Quarries (disused)' on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV283053Article in Serial: Stanier, P.. 1986. Granite quarrying in Devon and Cornwall. Industrial Archaeology Review. 9.1. 9.1.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341504Article in Serial: Adams, E. A.. 1946. The Old Heytor Granite Railway. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 153-160, Plate.
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback. 21.
SDV342268Article in Serial: Stanier, P.. 1985. Granite Quarrying in Devon and Cornwall. Industrial Archaeology Review. 7.11. Paperback Volume. 7.li.
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. 26-27, Figure 9 +12.
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. [Mapped feature: #81872 ]
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV26542Parent of: Blacksmith's Workshop at Holwell Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Building)
MDV117041Parent of: Building at Holwell Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Building)
MDV34279Parent of: Building at Holwell Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Building)
MDV34280Parent of: Building at Holwell Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Building)
MDV34284Parent of: Building at Holwell Quarry part of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Building)
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