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HER Number:MDV19426
Name:Goodameavy, Embankment


Stone embankment to the east of the River Meavy intended to link the granite tramway with the railway but never completed


Grid Reference:SX 530 644
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the granite tramway and inclined place that served the quarries in Dewerstone Woodj

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/63

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EMBANKMENT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Earthwork embankment shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1906) maps running northwest from SX53316432 to SX52996447. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1906) map.

National Trust, 1982, Untitled Source (Pamphlet). SDV217789.

A stone embankment is visible east of River Meavy. This was intended to link the granite tramway (see PRN 15148) with the railway on the west of the river, but the landowner did not allow this. More recently stone removed for a dam, hence incomplete appearance.

National Trust, 1984, Goodameavy, Devon, 13 (Pamphlet). SDV325229.

Geoff, 1996, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV325230.

NGR originally given as SX521-644- but should be SX531-644-.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217789Pamphlet: National Trust. 1982. Guide to Goodameavy.
SDV325229Pamphlet: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Field Guide. 13.
SDV325230Personal Comment: Geoff. 1996.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV80768Related to: Dewerstone Wood quarries, inclined planes (Monument)
MDV19112Related to: Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)
MDV28745Related to: RAILWAY BRIDGE in the Parish of Bickleigh (SH), Meavy (Monument)
MDV15148Related to: Ruined cable drum house west of Dewerstone Cottage, Meavy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2015 4:06PM