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HER Number:MDV49020
Name:Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy


Depicted on the historic mapping; associated with the tramway and incline.


Grid Reference:SX 537 640
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of prehistoric enclosures and hut circles on Dewerstone Hill, surrounded by 19th century stone working quarries

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/331

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XIX - 1850 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

1954, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255388.

'old quarry' indicated on os 6" (1907) shown but not indicated on os 6" (1954) (os).

STANIER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255389.

Dewerstone quarry. Small quarries with tramway + incline (stanier).

AMD, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255390.

See sx56sw/336 for full details (amd).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255391.

Des=os 6"(1907)112sw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255392.

Stanier, p. /industrial archaeology review/9. I (1986) 22/granite quarrying in devon and cornwall.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255393.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255394.

Des=rchme field observation/(1994).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255395.

Des=os/1st edn 25".

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255396.

Des=os/2nd edn 25"(1906)118.2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255397.

Des=hedley, i. /mpp quarrying industry: step 3/(1999).

English Heritage, 1996, MPP Stone Quarrying - Step 2 Shortlist (Un-published). SDV351124.

Granite quarry identified as being worthy of preservation by Stanier in 1986. Small quarries with tramway and incline. National Trust Owned.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: 1954.
  • Migrated Record: STANIER.
  • Migrated Record: AMD.
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  • Un-published: English Heritage. 1996. MPP Stone Quarrying - Step 2 Shortlist. Monument Protection Programme. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV122964Related to: Charcoal Burning Platform B4 in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV122965Related to: Charcoal Burning Platform B5 in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV80768Related to: Dewerstone Wood quarries, inclined planes (Monument)
MDV56220Related to: Quarry east of Dewerstone Rock, Meavy (Monument)
MDV48991Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV16237Related to: Quarry south of Dewerstone Rock, Meavy (Monument)
MDV15148Related to: Ruined cable drum house west of Dewerstone Cottage, Meavy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7370 - Survey of the charcoal-burning platforms at Goodameavy

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2019 11:46AM