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HER Number:MDV28204
Name:Quarry on Walkhampton Common


Quarry visible on the 1940s aerial photographs to the south-west of Red Cottages, also shown on the mid-20th century historic maps. Thought to be associated with Foggintor Quarry.


Grid Reference:SX 564 746
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/240

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XX - 1905 AD to 1949 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on the aerial photographs from the 1940s.

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

Quarry workings shown on the mid-20th century historic map (not shown on the late 19th / early 20th century versions).

National Monument Record, 1976, SX5674, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV267165.

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

Quarry visible on 1976 aerial photograph and is recorded on map overlay

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

'Workings (disused)' shown on the modern mapping, with the remains of associated buildings also indicated to the north.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV267165Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX5674. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85974 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5005Related to: Foggintor Quarry, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121044Related to: Gardens west of Red Cottages, Walkhampton Common (Park/Garden)
MDV21128Related to: Remains of Red Cottages, Walkhampton Common (Building)
MDV54463Related to: Tavistock to Ashburton pack-horse track (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2018 11:55AM