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HER Number:MDV43350
Name:Machinery at Haytor Quarries, Ilsington


Derelict quarrying machinery observed at Haytor Quarries and possibly shown on 19th century map. A crane was still functioning in 1946 and still standing in 1964.


Grid Reference:SX 760 774
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/14/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Square feature shown within the 'Haytor Quarries' on 19th century map.

Adams, E. A., 1946, The Old Heytor Granite Railway, 154 (Article in Serial). SDV341504.

The crane was functional in 1946.

Allen, F. + Jones, A., 1992, In Search of Holes, Pools and Ponds, 37-8 (Article in Serial). SDV285168.

Derelict quarrying machinery observed by divers in three pools in Haytor Quarry.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 24 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

The remains of a crane consisting of an iron winch and the broken wooden boom of the derrick, which is recumbent in the pond, are of uncertain date. The crane was still functional in 1946 and a photograph taken in 1964 shows the crane still standing. Stanchions which were once the bases for tensioning cables to secure the crane are visible on the quarry floor. These consist of fixed iron pegs inserted into earthfast granite. Each peg has a loose iron loop threaded through a hole in its exposed section.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV285168Article in Serial: Allen, F. + Jones, A.. 1992. In Search of Holes, Pools and Ponds. Diver. 37-8.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91694 ]
SDV341504Article in Serial: Adams, E. A.. 1946. The Old Heytor Granite Railway. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 154.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 24.

Associated Monuments

MDV8058Part of: Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2016 3:59PM