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HER Number:MDV25193
Name:Disused quarry on Welstor Common

Summary

A horseshoe shaped quarry pit, with sloping sides, extends for 46 metres by 24 metres. The hollow cuts into the slope and is open at the north-east end. Flat-topped spoil dumps up to 25 metres long are located a few metres to the east. Appears to be early 20th century, as the late 19th century historic map depicts rifle range targets here.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 738 731
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/173

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XIX to XX - 1889 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The late 19th century historic map shows this was the site of target butts for a rifle range, so presumably the quarry / pit post-dated this use.


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

'Old sand pit' marked on early 20th century historic map.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1381 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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

Small quarry visible on aerial photograph.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 52, figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A disused quarry on Welstor Common. A horseshoe shaped quarry pit, with sloping sides, extends for 46 metres by 24 metres. The hollow cuts into the slope and is open at the north-east end. Flat-topped spoil dumps up to 25 metres long are located a few metres to the east. Date not known but the quarry was depicted in a less developed form on the Ordnance Survey 2nd Edition 25 inch map of 1905.
Condition is stable, SX73907 73152.


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

Modern mapping shows a pond and quarry working at this location.


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 355 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1381.
SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 355.
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).
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 52, figure 18.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84970 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25188Related to: Medieval field boundaries on Welstor Common (Monument)
MDV7983Related to: Reave system on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV114604Related to: Rifle Range on Welstor Common (Monument)
MDV112772Related to: Strip cultivation on Welstor Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2016 10:24AM