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HER Number:MDV18021
Name:'Lew Quarry' at Lewtrenchard, Lewtrenchard


A post-medieval quarry, recorded as 'Lew Quarry' on the 1st Edition 1880s-90s OS 1:2,500 map is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947, at Lewtrenchard, Lewtrenchard.


Grid Reference:SX 458 858
Map Sheet:SX48NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLewtrenchard
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLEWTRENCHARD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48NE/29

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

BORN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176348.

The magazine stands on the tip to the north (born).

GREIG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225791.

Lew quarry. Limestone, abandoned and water-filled (greig).

1907, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV238733.

'lew quarry' shown on os 6" (1907) map.

1964, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV238734.

'lew quarry (disused)' shown on os 6" (1964) map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV238737.

Greig, o. /tda/92(1960)237/flora of the lime quarry pools of nw devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV238738.

Des=os 6"(1907)map sheet 87se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV238739.

Des=os 6"(1964)map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV238740.

Born, a. /tda/123(1991)229/limestone,limekilns and the limeburning industry north and west of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV238741.

Des=bodman,m. /watermills and other water-powered sites in devon/(september 2003)213/interim draft report in smr.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Described as a 'lime-quarry' attatched to 'lew mill' farm in 1811 (bodman).

Young, A., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Transcriptions of an irregularly shaped feature correspond to the grid reference for PRN167155.

Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN 167155 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

Lew quarry is marked on the 1st Edition OS 1:2,500 map. It is disused and the quarry pit is now water-filled but the associated spoil tips and buildings are overgrown by trees. The pit is visible on aerial photographs (p1) and was digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph reference:
1. RAF CPE/UK/1995/1233&4 13-APR-1947

Sources / Further Reading

SDV176348Migrated Record: BORN.
SDV225791Migrated Record: GREIG.
SDV238733Migrated Record: 1907.
SDV238734Migrated Record: 1964.
SDV238737Migrated Record:
SDV238738Migrated Record:
SDV238739Migrated Record:
SDV238740Migrated Record:
SDV238741Migrated Record:
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82153 ]
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN 167155.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Nov 30 2017 11:38AM