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HER Number:MDV25906
Name:Quarry on Whitchurch Down

Summary

Quarry on north slope of Whitchurch Down, west of Pennycomequick. Depicted on the late 19th century historic map as gravel pit; a number of other quarry pits shown in the immediate area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 512 739
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Series of mid-late 19th century gravel pits or quarries north of Whitchurch Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/76
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XIX - 1850 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Gravel Pit' depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


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

Extended area of workings depicted on the early 20th century historic map.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3182 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


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

Quarry on north slope of Whitchurch Down visible on the 1947 aerial photograph.


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

'Quarry (disused)' depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3182.
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).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85118 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV121005Related to: Gravel pits north of Pennycomequick, Whitchurch (Monument)
MDV121000Related to: Gravel pits west of Pennycomequick, Whitchurch (Monument)
MDV120999Related to: Quarry south of Pennycomequick, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2018 11:07AM