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HER Number:MDV51402
Name:Extractive pits along road north of Walkhampton Common


Area of pits alongside the road to the west of Rundlestone. Depicted on the late 19th century historic map, the area was extended during the later 20th century. Remains of stone extraction pits and ruined buildings.


Grid Reference:SX 571 748
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of mid-late 19th century quarry west of Rundlestone on Walkhampton Common, including structural remains of ruined buildings
  • SHINE: Structural remains of ruined buildings and pond associated with mid-late 19th century stone quarrying on the north-eastern side of Walkhampton Common

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/64
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INDUSTRIAL BUILDING (Built, XIX - 1840 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • SAND PIT (Constructed, XIX - 1840 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • STONE QUARRY (Constructed, XIX - 1840 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Sand Pits' shown on the late 19th century historic map, west of Rendlestone. At least two associated buildings shown, as well as a trackway leading south-west to a pond and further building.

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

'Old Sand Pits' marked on the early 20th century (1906) historic map and indicated on the mid-20th century (1954) map.

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

Area of workings shown on modern mapping has been extended in a south-easterly direction.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110571 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV51403Related to: Quarry at Hollow Tow, Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2018 12:28PM