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HER Number:MDV56653
Name:Building and Enclosures south of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington


Site of a building and enclosures shown on 19th century maps to the south of Haytor Quarries


Grid Reference:SX 760 774
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/14/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The mid 19th century Tithe Map shows two adjoining rectilinear enclosures. The western enclosure surrounds a rectangular building with two small square buildings outside the northern edge of the enclosure. The Apportionment for holdings owned by the Duke of Somerset lists Field Number 1857 as 'Cottage and Garden' and Field Number 1858 as 'Garden with right of depasture on Haytor Down'.

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

Small building shown on 19th century map on the south side of 'Haytor Quarries' in the southern corner of a triangular enclosure with a larger irregular shaped enclosure to the east.

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

Small triangular enclosure shown on early 20th century map with a small building shown on the southern corner.

Harris, H., 1994, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal, 25-6 (Monograph). SDV341541.

There are a number of ruined walls and platforms at the main Haytor Granite Quarry. Probably represent buildings and dwellings.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Evidence for buildings and a possible garden plot associated with the earlier quarry at Haytor is visible at SX76037741 at the foot of the oveburden spoil heaps. The demolished building remain as low linear banks with wall footings visible in places. A standing building was shown in on a map of 1885 and a complex of buildings shown on a print of 1829 mostly occupied the site of the later quarry. Footings of a probable building are visible running into the edge of the quarry precipice at SX76017747 with the remainder destroyed by later quarrying.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Two enclosures shown on survey.

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). [Mapped feature: #95596 ]
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback. 25-6.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV8058Part of: Haytor Quarries, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26573Related to: Enclosures to south-east of Haytor Quarries (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2016 2:18PM