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HER Number:MDV28821
Name:Quarry adjacent to the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway


Depicted on 19th century historic maps, this was probably associated with the construction of the tramway.


Grid Reference:SX 509 639
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the World War II RAF Harrowbeer airfield, as well as medieval fields and farms, industrial tin working, sections of the Devonport and Plymouth Leats, and part of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/268
  • 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.

'Old Quarry' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map and subsequent early 20th century (1907) version.

Gray, V., 1984, Buckland Monachorum Parish Checklist, Undated note (Worksheet). SDV157679.

Excavation surrounded on three sides by a bank, measurements internally 3 - 4 metres high. Ditch on outside on north side, opens onto tramway track.
Excavation between tramway and Plymouth Leat shown on Ordnance Survey 6 inch 1859 map. Shown as site of Smithy on the 1840s Tithe Map.

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

A U-shaped bank at west end of field bank shown on aerial photograph (photograph reference not given in HER record).

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

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157679Worksheet: Gray, V.. 1984. Buckland Monachorum Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Unknown. Undated note.
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.
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: #86218 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV19108Related to: Plymouth Leat (Dartmoor section) (Monument)
MDV28820Related to: Smithy adjacent to the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down (Building)
MDV2353Related to: The Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2018 10:08AM