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HER Number:MDV48200
Name:Bullycleaves Quarry, Buckfastleigh

Summary

Also known as Blackrock and Bullyclieves Quarry. This limestone quarry was established by the early-mid 19th century (or before) and continued in use (with ever-expanding area of workings), into the later 20th century. Now disused.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 741 667
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/193

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIMESTONE QUARRY (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The Tithe Map shows area of the quarry, marked on the map as 'Blackrock' or 'Blackrook'. The plot number 1389 records it as 'Lime Quarry'; part of the Bulley Clays estate.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows 'Bulleyclieves Quarry' with limekilns (at the eastern end of the site), which covers much the same area as that shown on the Tithe Map. Additional buildings added to the north of the site.


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

'Bullycleaves Quarry' indicated on the early 20th century (1904) historic map. Area of workings unchanged from the previous map.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

'Bullycleaves Quarry', shown on the 1930s historic map shows an extended quarry area and a number of additional buildings.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5338-5339 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

The quarry is visible as a substantial earthwork pit with several structures within in it an additional structure above the quarry to the south.


Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

Bullycleaves Quarry. Area of quarry workings extended again on this version of the historic mapping.


Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

'Quarry (disused)' shown on the later 20th-century historic map. Vast, extended area of quarrying indicated on this version of the mapping.


Bowman, A. C., 1988, British Quarrying History (Migrated Record). SDV349583.

Black Rock. Limestone. Operated by Coulton in 1896, employing 3 people.


Griffith, F. M., 1988, DAP/JO, 1-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV177387.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

The modern mapping shows the quarry (now disused) with vast area of workings to the south, extending towards the Chapel


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

The quarry is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards, but has not been transcribed because it is depicted on the historic mapping. Several structures visible on the aerial photographs are also depicted on the mapping, but an additional small square structure is visible above the pit at 274280,66714, and although more likely to be agricultural, it is possible that it was associated with the quarry.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV177387Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. DAP/JO. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1-5.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93126 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349583Migrated Record: Bowman, A. C.. 1988. British Quarrying History. Unknown.
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5338-5339 12-JUL-1946.
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2018 12:10PM