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HER Number:MDV27501
Name:Quarry on northern edge of Throwleigh Common

Summary

Large quarry appears to have been a major source of stone. Its absence on the early edition Ordnance Survey map suggests its origins date to the early 20th century. Currently inaccessible having been fenced off for safety but a very large spoil heap is present to the east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 658 910
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 69 SE 69
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/156
  • Pastscape: 1476194

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE QUARRY (XX - 1905 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/138, 5442 (Aerial Photograph). SDV238391.


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

Quarry visible on aerial photograph on the edge of a field system.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Map 39.1 (Monograph). SDV219155.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report, 6, figure (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

Large quarry at SX6586 9104 appears to have been a major source of stone. Its absence on the early edition Ordnance Survey map suggests its origins date to the early 20th century. Currently inaccessible having been fenced off for safety but a very large spoil heap is present to the east. Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Depicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

A disused quarry on the north-east slope of Throwleigh Common. The quarry pit is approximately 30 metres by 28 metres and has steep faces on the south, west and north sides. An opening on the north-east side accommodated a tramway which leads to a large, flat-topped spoil mound of 42 metres long by up to 20 metres wide and 5 metres high. The interior of the quarry is now waterlogged and filled with vegetation. The pit has been fenced off and is inaccessible (citing Newman, P., 30/05/2007, English Heritage Archaeological Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. Map 39.1.
SDV238391Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/138. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5442.
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.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV360261Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2007. Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report. English Heritage. 40/2007. A4 Bound. 6, figure.

Associated Monuments

MDV27495Related to: Throwleigh Common parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV27502Related to: Trackways on Throwleigh Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7297 - Survey of Throwleigh Common Premier Archaeological Landscape

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2017 11:58AM