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HER Number:MDV34975
Name:Dodscott Quarry, St. Giles in the Wood


A post-medieval to 19th century quarry at Dodscott Cross is shown on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map and is visible as an earthwork pit on aerial photographs taken in 1948. The earthworks are shown as extant on the 2018 Ordnance Survey MasterMap.


Grid Reference:SS 541 204
Map Sheet:SS52SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSt. Giles in the Wood
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES IN THE WOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52SW/30

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Small 'Quarry' shown on 19th century map to the northeast of Dodscott Cross.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 30NW (Cartographic). SDV335724.

'Quarry' shown on 1905 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1964, SS52SW (Cartographic). SDV339194.

Large quarry shown but not labelled on 1964 map.

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

Dodscott Quarry was operated for sandstone by Torrington Rural District Council in 1896, employing one person.

Young, A., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Transcriptions of a cut feature correspond to the grid reference for PRN167397.

Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN167397 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

A quarry is visible on aerial photographs (p1). It is marked on OS 1st Edition 1:2500 mapping. The quarry has been digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph reference:
1. RAF CPE/UK 2521 4060-65 22-MAR-1948

Slatcher, D., 2007, Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV339133.

Other details: Appendix.

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

Earthworks of the quarry are shown in this location.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital.
SDV335724Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 30NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339133Report - Assessment: Slatcher, D.. 2007. Deep Moor IVC: Desk Based Assessment. RPS Leeds Report. DLE 1052. Digital.
SDV339194Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. SS52SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167397.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88420 ]
SDV71598Monograph: Bowman, A. C.. 1998. British Quarrying History. British Quarrying History. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4280 - Deep Moor IVC
  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2018 1:34PM