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HER Number:MDV45952
Name:V.C. Quarry, Lundy


The V.C. Quarry is so called for the plaque erected in the quarry to commemorate John Pennington Harman, V.C.


Grid Reference:SS 138 453
Map Sheet:SS14NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLundy
Ecclesiastical ParishLUNDY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14NW/77/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 30352

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Langham, A. F., 1963 - 1964, Lundy Quarry Railways, 28 (Article in Serial). SDV342265.

National Trust, 1989, Lundy, Devon. Vol. One, 59-60 (Report - Survey). SDV1275.

V. C. Quarry, one of the Lundy Granite Company's workings. Quarry face to west of track, spoilheap to the east. The quarry contains a memorial to John Pennington Harman. Other details: 101,083.

1993, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV344997.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Granite Quarry on East Sidelands, Lundy (Schedule Document). SDV342266.

The V.C. Quarry, so called because a plaque has been erected in the quarry to commemorate John Pennington Harman V.C., is 200 metres south of [the workings known as East Sidelands]. This quarry runs 60 metres into the cliff and is 40 metres wide. This was served by a single rail branch. Immediately to the south is another opening in the cliff which was cut back only 20 metres but is 60 metres wide. This also had a small rail branch. Spoilheaps run out over the edge of the terrace from both of these workings. There is a small ruined building tucked under the cliff on the terrace between these two quarries.

National Trust, 2002, The Archaeology and Landscape of Lundy: A Field Guide (Monograph). SDV7235.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1275Report - Survey: National Trust. 1989. Lundy, Devon. Vol. One. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 59-60.
SDV342265Article in Serial: Langham, A. F.. 1963 - 1964. Lundy Quarry Railways. Lundy Field Society Annual Report. 16. Unknown. 28.
SDV342266Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Granite Quarry on East Sidelands, Lundy. The Schedule of Monuments. Letter.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92663 ]
SDV344997Photograph: 1993. Slide.
SDV7235Monograph: National Trust. 2002. The Archaeology and Landscape of Lundy: A Field Guide. The Archaeology and Landscape of Lundy: A Field Guide. A5 Paperback.

Associated Monuments

MDV43267Part of: Lundy Granite Quarry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:26AM