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HER Number:MDV48327
Name:Quarry south-west of settlement to the south-east of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton

Summary

Extensive area of post-medieval quarrying to the west of settlement to the south-east of Leeden Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 563 709
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/7/12
  • Old SAM Ref: 22265

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Constructed, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1976, SX5671, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV268537.

Photograph taken on 8th April 1976.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Small quarry visible on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130536 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 23rd April 1992. Series of elongated hollows leading north-east across the contour of the hillslope. Identified as post medieval granite quarries. Generally less than 5 metres wide, up to 2 metres deep. Length varies from a few metres to 100 metres. Cut through southern parts of field system.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Extensive area of quarrying visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Small quarry shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1008671 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

A large number of small elongated stone quarries lie within the monument. These consist of elongated hollows generally less than 5 metres wide and up to 2 metres deep. These quarries were a source of building stone during the post-medieval period.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV268537Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX5671. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130536.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #129415 ]
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1008671.

Associated Monuments

MDV48321Related to: Hut circle in settlement on the south-east slope of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3730Related to: Hut circle in settlement on the south-west slope of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3718Related to: Hut circle settlement on the south-east slope of Leeden Tor, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 28 2021 11:15AM