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HER Number:MDV51526
Name:Remains of engine house at Swell Tor Quarry

Summary

Late 19th century engine house in Swell Tor Quarry. Probably constructed of sheeting on metal beams supported on granite footings. Contains concrete foundations for compressors and turbines. Building measures 17.5 metres by 11.3 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 558 731
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains on Walkhampton Common including 19th century Swelltor and Foggintor Quarries, a section of the early 19th century Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway, later converted to railway, also streamworks along the Yes Tor Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/257
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENGINE HOUSE (XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Engine House' marked on early 20th century (1906) historic map.


National Monument Record, 1976, NMR SX5572, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV255004.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Deserted building, presumed for industrial use, recorded in project.


Passmore, A., 2000, An Archaeological Survey of Swell Tor Quarry Buildings, Walkhampton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV260532.

Late 19th century engine house in Swell Tor Quarry. Probably constructed of sheeting on metal beams supported on granite footings. Contains concrete foundations for compressors and turbines. Building measures 17.5 metres by 11.3 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV255004Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. NMR SX5572. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 3.
SDV260532Report - Survey: Passmore, A.. 2000. An Archaeological Survey of Swell Tor Quarry Buildings, Walkhampton, Devon. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94033 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5004Part of: Swell Tor Quarries, Dartmoor (Monument)
MDV51527Related to: Remains of smithy at Swell Tor Quarry (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7384 - Survey of buildings at Swell Tor Quarry, Walkhampton

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2018 11:20AM