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HER Number:MDV37743
Name:Blackaller Quarry Railway


Railway or tramway ran through the Blackaller Quarry site in a north-west to south-easterly direction. Used to move the limestone, it was depicted on historic maps from the late 19th / early 20th century, but not on subsequent versions. A note from 1990 states that some rails are still visible at the site.


Grid Reference:SX 729 912
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SW/44/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRAMWAY (XIX - 1850 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Track is depicted on the late 19th century historic map (not shown on the Tithe Map) as a trackway running north-west to south-east across the site. At the south-eastern end it is apparently shown as a double trackway, with two structures at the end of the track.

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

Shown on the early 20th century historic map (but not on later versions of the historic mapping) as a narrow double line and marked as 'tramway'. Structures at the south-eastern end labelled 'Drum'.

Greener, P., 1990, Blackaller Quarry, Drewsteignton, 14/2/1990 (Correspondence). SDV227359.

The lime from Blackaller Quarry came up on a small railway - the odd rail is still visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV227359Correspondence: Greener, P.. 1990. Blackaller Quarry, Drewsteignton. Letter. Digital. 14/2/1990.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #89589 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV16246Part of: Blackaller Quarry, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV22310Related to: Abandoned quarry workers hamlet at Drewsteignton (Building)
MDV22308Related to: Lime Kilns at Blackaller Quarry, Drewsteignton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2018 11:20AM