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HER Number:MDV46483
Name:Merrivale Quarry Building

Summary

Small square building at Merrivale Quarry built in the first half of the 20th century and used as a crib or mess room

Location

Grid Reference:SX 547 752
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/115/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XIX to XX - 1900 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building not shown on early 20th century map although the curving wall is shown.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1985, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV347544.

Old mess building. This is one of the few granite-built structures surviving at Merrivale Quarry.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2001, Merrivale Quarry: Historical Building Survey Report, 8-9 (Report - Survey). SDV347546.

Described as warming room and banker platform at Merrival Quarry. This one storey single cell granite building has a gabled roof of corrugated iron sheeting . At the south-west end is a curved drystone wall that runs for circa 30 metres south-west along the edge of the quarry complex. Inside is a small free-standing iron brazier so the building may have been used as a 'dry'. The building was probably constructed in the early 20th century. Other details: Plan 2, Photos 9-16.


Passmore, A. J., 2006, Archaeological Assesment of Historic Buildings at Merrivale Quarry, 6-7,9 (Report - Assessment). SDV347545.

The 'Crib' at Merrivale Quarry was constructed during the first half of the 20th century onto an earlier wide curving drystone wall. The eastern elevation is formed by the earlier wall of large granite stones overlain by smaller roughly squared blocks which are also used in the other elevations. The roof is a modern replacement in corrugated asbestos sheeting supported on wooden purlins. There is a door in the west elevation and a window in the south. The presence of a stove which appears to be associated with a chimneybreast and stack indicate the building was used as a crib or mess room. Other details: Figures 2,5.


Passmore, A. J., 2006, Archaeological Assessment and Recording of Historic Buildings at Merrivale Quarry, 7,-8 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV347587.

Building at Merrivale Quarry believed to have been a crib hut built between 1904 and the early 1950s Other details: Figures 2,9.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Small square building shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92757 ]
SDV347544Correspondence: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1985. Letter from Dartmoor National Park to Duchy of Cornwall. Letter.
SDV347545Report - Assessment: Passmore, A. J.. 2006. Archaeological Assesment of Historic Buildings at Merrivale Quarry. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.11. A4 Grip Bound. 6-7,9.
SDV347546Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2001. Merrivale Quarry: Historical Building Survey Report. Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. A4 Spiral Bound. 8-9.
SDV347587Report - Watching Brief: Passmore, A. J.. 2006. Archaeological Assessment and Recording of Historic Buildings at Merrivale Quarry. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.35. A4 Spiral Bound. 7,-8.

Associated Monuments

MDV25566Related to: Merrivale Quarry (Monument)
MDV46481Related to: Merrivale Quarry Chapel (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5157 - Merrivale Quarry Building Survey Report
  • EDV5176 - Archaeological Assessment of Historic Buildings at Merrivale Quarry
  • EDV5177 - Archaeological Assessment and Recording at Merrivale Quarry

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 2:25PM