HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV3985
Name:Quern, Ditsworthy Warren


Quern at Ditsworthy Warren, originally from Longstone, Sheepstor. Has been adapted for use as a trough.


Grid Reference:SX 584 663
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/7/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1949, The Moorstone Age, Part 1, 327-328 (Article in Serial). SDV274816.

Octagonal quern at Ditsworthy Warren, which was formerly at Longstone, Sheepstor. Made of Roborough Down elvan. Has been deepened from original depth of 76 millimetres to 127 millimetres to adapt the quern for use as an ordinary trough. There is an outlet for flour in the middle of one side and on either side of the hole a fillet, width 19 millimetres, is raised approximately 4 ½ millimetres. One of the many devices used to prevent flour from straying.

Worth, R. H., 1950, The Moorstone Age, Part 2, 344 (Article in Serial). SDV336081.

Other details: Plate e.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV274816Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. The Moorstone Age, Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. A5 Hardback. 327-328.
SDV336081Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1950. The Moorstone Age, Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 82. A5 Hardback. 344.

Associated Monuments

MDV122705Related to: Annexe south-east of Ditsworthy Warren House, Sheepstor (Building)
MDV122706Related to: Barn south of Ditsworthy Warren House, Sheepstor (Building)
MDV76851Related to: Ditsworthy Warren Farmstead, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14617Related to: Ditsworthy Warren House, Sheepstor (Building)
MDV14142Related to: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122707Related to: Farm Building west of Ditsworthy Warren House, Sheepstor (Building)
MDV122709Related to: Field System south Ditsworthy Warren Farmstead, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122182Related to: Kennels at Ditsworthy Warren Farmstead, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122708Related to: Possible Reservoir north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House, Sheepstor (Building)
MDV122710Related to: Small Enclosure north-east Ditsworthy Warren Farmstead, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV3016 - QUERN (XVI to Unknown - 1540 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7551 - Ditsworthy Warren: An archaeological investigation
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2011 10:56AM