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HER Number:MDV5552
Name:Quarry near Coombe Down

Summary

An old quarry east of Lake supplied stone for the nearby viaduct. Near it are sandpits. Marked on the late 19th century historic map as 'old quarry'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 538 887
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/49

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE QUARRY (XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Old Quarry' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map, with a track leading westwards to Lake Viaduct.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 3370 (Aerial Photograph). SDV221887.


Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 221 (Monograph). SDV149229.

An old quarry east of Lake (SX538887) supplied stone for the nearby viaduct. Near it are sand-pits.


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

Visible on the 1947 Royal Air Force aerial photograph. Recorded on map overlay.


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

Area of workings depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 221.
SDV221887Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 3370.
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.
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: #95255 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV118068Related to: Lake Viaduct (Monument)
MDV120626Related to: Small quarry by Lake Viaduct (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2018 3:00PM