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HER Number:MDV16866
Name:Johnson's Quarries at Ingra Tor, Walkhampton


Quarrying here dates to the early 19th century, based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the First Edition (1880s) Ordnance Survey map, by the early 20th century they are marked as 'Old Quarries', but were reworked in the 1930s for waste granite.


Grid Reference:SX 555 722
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains on Walkhampton Common including 19th century Swelltor and Foggintor Quarries, a section of the early 19th century Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway, later converted to railway, also streamworks along the Yes Tor Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/180
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRANITE QUARRY (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Old Quarry' marked on early 20th century (1906) historic map at Ingra Tor.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Quarry depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Beckerlegge, J. J., 1937, 6th Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 220 (July 1936) (Article in Serial). SDV339417.

Ingra Tor - Johnson's Quarries. These quarries, originally early 19th century, have recently been opened for the waste granite.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4441 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

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

Visible on aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.

Stanier, P., 1986, Granite quarrying in Devon and Cornwall, 22 (Article in Serial). SDV283053.

English Heritage, 1996, MPP Stone Quarrying - Step 2 Shortlist (Un-published). SDV351124.

Leedon Tor proto-quarries, Dartmoor. Fine group of shallow, flat-bottomed linear hollows typical of surface extraction of detached stone. Various quarries recorded in the area but attached the source to this one monument.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Modern mapping shows the area of the quarry and spoil heap (to the north of the line of the tramway).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4441.
SDV283053Article in Serial: Stanier, P.. 1986. Granite quarrying in Devon and Cornwall. Industrial Archaeology Review. 9.1. 22.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339417Article in Serial: Beckerlegge, J. J.. 1937. 6th Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. Unknown. 220 (July 1936).
SDV351124Un-published: English Heritage. 1996. MPP Stone Quarrying - Step 2 Shortlist. Monument Protection Programme. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped features: #81913 ; #81914 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV57136Related to: Ingra Tor Halt, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV19112Related to: Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)
MDV2353Related to: The Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2019 12:41PM