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HER Number:MDV3084
Name:Quarry at Cantrell, Ugborough

Summary

A quarry is depicted as a pit increasing in size on maps of the late-19th to mid-20th century. The final extent of the it is visible as an earthwork pit on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards.
A spoil heap is clearly visible immediately south-west of the pit on aerial photographs of 1989.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 567
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/170

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Area of workings shown on the late 19th century historic map.

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

A small pit is depicted.

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

A small pit is depicted.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 RP 3167-3168 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

A pit is visible as an earthwork.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2105, 3054-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV176920.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Quarry at Cantrell. Quarry visible on Royal Air Force 1947 aerial photograph. Area approximately 0.25 hectares in area.

Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89037, Historic England Archive OS/89037 V 041-042 07-MAR-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352115.

A pit and mound are visible as earthworks.

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

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

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

A quarry of probable 19th to early 20th century date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1946.
The visible pit corresponds with, but is larger in size than, a pit depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1880s 25inch First and Second Edition maps.
The pit as visible on the 1946 aerial photographs corresponds with the disused workings depicted on the current Ordnance Survey MasterMap base map, supporting the interpretation that the 1940s images show the final extent of the excavations.
Clearly visible on aerial photographs of 1989 but obscured by scrub vegetation on the 1940s images, a large mound to the south-west of the pit is probably the remains of spoil associated with the quarry.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 RP 3167-3168 10-DEC-1946.
SDV176920Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2105. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 3054-9.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. 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).
SDV352115Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89037. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). Historic England Archive OS/89037 V 041-042 07-MAR-1989. [Mapped feature: #87015 ]
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5167Related to: Redlake Clay works pipeline (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2020 5:30PM