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HER Number:MDV3073
Name:Clay drying beds, Cantrell

Summary

Clay works; drying beds and stack; at cantrell. A few relics of this short-lived enterprise can still be seen today. The china clay corporation ltd. Operated from 1911 to 1932; the works at cantrell receiving the fluid clay from red lake and left lake and processing it in drying beds etc. A cable incline connected the works with the railway on the higher ground of the open moor by western beacon and conducted down a gutter to the works. The remains of the drying beds are preserved by the side of the bittaford-ivybridge road, next to the railway bridge. The chimney-stack, stone-built, still stands but has been reduced in height. The gutter has been filled-in and nothing remains of the cable incline except an earth ramp on the edge of the open moor (i. A. S. ).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 658 565
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/159

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAY WORKINGS (XX - 1911 AD to 1932 AD (Between))

Full description

I.A.S., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162001.

Clay works; drying beds and stack; at cantrell. A few relics of this short-lived enterprise can still be seen today. The china clay corporation ltd. Operated from 1911 to 1932; the works at cantrell receiving the fluid clay from red lake and left lake and processing it in drying beds etc. A cable incline connected the works with the railway on the higher ground of the open moor by western beacon and conducted down a gutter to the works. The remains of the drying beds are preserved by the side of the bittaford-ivybridge road, next to the railway bridge. The chimney-stack, stone-built, still stands but has been reduced in height. The gutter has been filled-in and nothing remains of the cable incline except an earth ramp on the edge of the open moor (i. A. S. ).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162003.

Now re-used buildings for agricultural engineering. Visible on raf 1947 ap (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162004.

Ivybridge amenity society/a short history/(1974).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162005.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of dartmoor/(1968)96-7,224.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162006.

Osa=sx65ne68.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV162007.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 2105/3054-9(28/5/1947).


HARRIS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22166.

The cable incline (centred sx656568) track is now cultivated over. The engine-house at the top is ruined (harris).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162001Migrated Record: I.A.S..
SDV162003Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV162004Migrated Record:
SDV162005Migrated Record:
SDV162006Migrated Record:
SDV162007Aerial Photograph:
SDV22166Migrated Record: HARRIS.

Associated Monuments

MDV5167Related to: Redlake Clay works pipeline (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2016 4:14PM