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HER Number:MDV38672
Name:Quarry in Sharpitor Copse, Denbury


Site of limestone quarry shown on historic maps.


Grid Reference:SX 828 684
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDenbury and Torbryan
Ecclesiastical ParishDENBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NW/214/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 115NW (Cartographic). SDV336804.

'Old Quarry' indicated on 1906 6 inch Ordnance Survey map. Also shown on 1964 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1964, SX86NW (Cartographic). SDV336805.

Bath, C., 1985, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV336806.

Disused limestone quarry at Sharpitor Copse. Approached from Copsey Lane, through copse shown on 1964 6 inch Ordnance Survey map. Other details: Site visit c1985.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Fairfield Farm, Denbury, Newton Abbot, 4-5,9, pl.7-8 (Report - Assessment). SDV338222.

Well preserved, although overgrown, quarry workings, dug into the south face of the scarp on the north side of the small valley that marks the southern boundary of Fairfield Farm. Positioned to exploit underlying deposits of Ogwell limestone. Quarry shown on 1839 Tithe Map. Other details: No 1225.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336804Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 115NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336805Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. SX86NW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV336806Worksheet: Bath, C.. 1985. Worksheet.
SDV338222Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Fairfield Farm, Denbury, Newton Abbot. Wessex Archaeology Report. 64350.04. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4-5,9, pl.7-8.

Associated Monuments

MDV38550Related to: Limekiln, Sharpitor Copse, Denbury (Monument)
MDV72862Related to: Quarry in Sharpitor Copse, Denbury (Monument)
MDV38682Related to: Quarry near Ipplepen Cross, Denbury (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4199 - Devon County Farms Historic Environment Audit (Pilot Project)

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2007 8:58AM