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HER Number:MDV34075
Name:Quarry on Ball Hill, Southcott


Quarry to the north of Southcott, half way up Ball Hill, shown on late 19th and early 20th century maps. Possibly Balsdon's Quarry.


Grid Reference:SS 469 277
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWestleigh
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWESTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/156

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1903, 19NE (Cartographic). SDV6141.

'Quarry' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

'Quarry (disused)' shown.

Bowman, A. C., 1995, A Historical Survey of Quarries, Quarry Companies and Operators in Devon. (Report - non-specific). SDV343998.

Bowman, A. C., 1998, British Quarrying History (Monograph). SDV71598.

Balsdon's Quarry. References in 1863:
Balsdon's Quarry to be sloped in by Turnpike Trust. NDJ/12/11/63/5A;
Balsdon's Quarry, Bideford Turnpike Trust decide to give up quarry rented from Rich. Balsdon, Southcott. NDJ/8/10/63/5A.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88199 ]
SDV343998Report - non-specific: Bowman, A. C.. 1995. A Historical Survey of Quarries, Quarry Companies and Operators in Devon.. Quarry Research Group Working Paper. 10A. A4 Unbound + Digital.
SDV6141Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1903. 19NE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Unknown.
SDV71598Monograph: Bowman, A. C.. 1998. British Quarrying History. British Quarrying History. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV58703Related to: Balsdon's Quarry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 24 2009 10:15AM