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HER Number:MDV58292
Name:Quarries within Enclosure north-east of Castle Farm


Three Post Medieval or Modern stone quarries within the Prehistoric hilltop enclosure to the north-west of Castle Farm.


Grid Reference:SX 403 854
Map Sheet:SX48NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStowford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOWFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438118
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48NW/6/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 30330
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX48NW4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The northern quarry is shown on 19th century map as a small oval earthwork.

Gerrard, S., 1997, 143353 (Un-published). SDV346143.

Three quarries at SX40408550, SX40408548 and SX40398552. Three quarries within the enclosure 85m north west of castle farm. Not themselves of national importance (mpp).

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Hilltop Enclosure 100 metres north-east of Castle Farm (Schedule Document). SDV346135.

A series of three stone quarries of varying size have cut into the surface of the Prehistoric hilltop enclosure; two lie on the eastern half and the third on the north-western edge. Other details: Monument 30330.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 438118 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346136.

A sub-rectangular Prehistoric earthwork located on a commanding hilltop position above a confluence of rivers. The two 0.5 metre deep internal depressions and the mutilated south-west side are probably the result of surface quarrying.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Outline of three quarries shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96026 ]
SDV346135Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Hilltop Enclosure 100 metres north-east of Castle Farm. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV346136National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 438118. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV346143Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1997. 143353. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV3900Part of: Enclosure north-east of Castle Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 29 2018 2:57PM