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HER Number:MDV25699
Name:Stone quarry on Ugborough Moor, Ugborough


Stone quarry visible on aerial photographs on Ugborough Moor probably used for constructions at Greenhill and Red Lake Clay Works


Grid Reference:SX 651 626
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of an openwork running north-south on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/393
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Constructed, XIX to Late 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1969, NMR SX6463, 1/28-48 (Aerial Photograph). SDV165976.

Photograph taken on 12th April 1969.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Small gully or openwork visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Feature shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Quarrying of stone is evident in the form of deep lateral cuttings, and large scoops of ground leading down to the railway on the western slope of Three Barrow. These cuttings did not expose rock outcrops, but deeply accumulated granite boulders, which have been extracted in some quantity. It is known that the Clay Corporation operated a ballast crusher at this location in 1912 (Wade 1982, 46), and that stone paving was taken from here to line the clay settling pits at Greenhill clayworks, so it is likely that the Redlake clay operation accounts for much of this activity.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165976Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. NMR SX6463. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/28-48.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25706Related to: Group of trial or stone extraction pits west of Three Barrows on Ugborough Moor, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV4234Related to: Left Lake China clay works, Harford and Ugborough Parishes (Monument)
MDV107445Related to: Redlake China Clay works, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2020 4:05PM