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HER Number:MDV34277
Name:Building at Emsworthy Rocks west Quarry, Ilsington

Summary

Remains of a small building at Emsworthy Rocks west quarry the westernmost quarry of the Haytor granite complex

Location

Grid Reference:SX 748 769
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/362

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down (Worksheet). SDV304118.

Site visited in February 1988. Remains of a small building at the western extremity of the granite tramway system on Haytor Down. Circular stone built structure about 2 metres diameter, and 1 metre high. Probably the remains of a beehive shaped quarry workers' shelter.


Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD16, Map 2 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

19th century beehive shelter.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 24, Map 1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

An apparently solid stone structure without an entrance built close to the track at the further face of the quarry at the west end of the Emsworthy Rock ridge.


Harris, H., 1994, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal, 43 (Monograph). SDV341541.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 29, Figure 9 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

At the Emsworthy Rocks western quarry is a circular stone structure of 3.5 metres diameter by 0.9 metres high with one segment collapsed. This is possibly the base for a crane used for loading large blocks onto the tramway wagons.


English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Small circular feature shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 24, Map 1.
SDV304118Worksheet: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down.
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback. 43.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88254 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 29, Figure 9.
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD16, Map 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV16730Part of: Emsworthy Rocks west Quarry, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8068Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor to Stover Canal (Monument)
MDV8058Related to: Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 4:23PM