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HER Number:MDV61878
Name:EXPLOSIVES STORE in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest, Walkhampton

Summary

Late 19c explosives store. Situated in disused quarry on e side of complex.3.5m x 2.9m, x 2.1m high, and built against quarry face. Constructed of quarried waste granite, bonded with coarse lime mortar. Door opening on s side has been partially blocked. Small drain emerges from under nw side of w wall. Originally had roof, probably of felt and tar ( which survives on w wall and quarry face above building). At some point, half interior was filled with rubble and blocked with mortar wall, while roof was replaced with existing 2-level reinforced concrete one (passmore).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 56 73
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
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/111/3
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXPLOSIVES STORE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257963.

Des=passmore, a. /an archaeological survey of the swell tor quarry buildings, walkhampton, devon/(2000) 10.


PASSMORE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315068.

Late 19c explosives store. Situated in disused quarry on e side of complex.3.5m x 2.9m, x 2.1m high, and built against quarry face. Constructed of quarried waste granite, bonded with coarse lime mortar. Door opening on s side has been partially blocked. Small drain emerges from under nw side of w wall. Originally had roof, probably of felt and tar ( which survives on w wall and quarry face above building). At some point, half interior was filled with rubble and blocked with mortar wall, while roof was replaced with existing 2-level reinforced concrete one (passmore).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV257963Migrated Record:
SDV315068Migrated Record: PASSMORE.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2018 11:20AM