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HER Number:MDV56220
Name:Quarry east of Dewerstone Rock, Meavy


19th century granite quarry east of Drewstone hilltop; one of a number of quarries, with associated tramway and incline.


Grid Reference:SX 539 639
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
  • 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/336
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

HEDLEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176268.

Vis=3/2/1997 (hedley) series of small mid-19c granite quarries working until c.1870. Uppermost quarry has very well-preserved circular revetted crane base. Site notable for its tramway, inclines, with in-situ setts, which link quarry areas + include a ruined drumhouse with in-situ metalwork. Also includes a number of finger spoil tips + building foundations.

NMR, CITING RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV257109.

Vis=-/11/1994 (rchme) field observation on 19c granite quarries around drewstone hilltop, though none was surveyed. The remains include quarries, inclined planes, various ruined buildings and a few abandoned large granite blocks. These have dimensions of 1.8m by 1.2m by 0.9m, with bevelled borders and rusticated faces, indicating that they were intended for a specific major public building. Cartographic evidence indicates that quarrying began between 1840 and 1882, and had probably finished by 1882, certainly by 1904 (nmr, citing rchme).

AMD, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257110.

See also crf: (amd).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257112.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257113.

Des=rchme/field observation/(1994).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257114.

Des=os/1st edn 25".

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257115.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257116.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV176268Migrated Record: HEDLEY.
SDV257109Report - Survey: NMR, CITING RCHME.
SDV257110Migrated Record: AMD.
SDV257112Migrated Record:
SDV257113Migrated Record:
SDV257114Migrated Record:
SDV257115Migrated Record:
SDV257116Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV48991Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV49020Related to: Quarry in Dewerstone Wood, Meavy (Monument)
MDV16237Related to: Quarry south of Dewerstone Rock, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 28 2017 12:24PM