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HER Number:MDV62894
Name:Quarry at Hillsborough Promontory Fort

Summary

Quarry shown on early 20th century Ordnance Survey map, on south side of eastern terminal of ramparts.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 532 475
Map Sheet:SS54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54NW/164

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Quarry' shown.


Walls, T., 1999 - 2000, The Archaeology of Hillsborough Ilfracombe. A Management Plan, 16, 21 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV342294.

Quarry on the south side of the eastern terminal of the prehistoric ramparts. Unrecorded apart from appearance on Ordnance Survey maps. It is likely that more exist in the wooded northern part. Probably supplied stone for the expansion of Ilfracombe in the second half of the 19th century. Other details: Figure 9.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 1573 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Two quarries exist close to the eastern terminal of the ramparts of Hillsborough promontory fort. It is likely that more exist in the wooded northern part of Hillsborough nnr. Probably supplied stone for the expansion of Ilfracombe.


Beamish, M., 2011, Archaeological Walkover Survey and LiDAR Study, Hillsborough Promontory Fort, Ilfracombe, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV348722.

Walkover survey: Too overgrown to photograph
LiDAR: Slight ridges appear on the edges of the quarry holes perhaps as protective devices.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 1573.
SDV342294Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, T.. 1999 - 2000. The Archaeology of Hillsborough Ilfracombe. A Management Plan. Bristol University Thesis. A4 Stapled + Digital. 16, 21.
SDV348722Report - Survey: Beamish, M.. 2011. Archaeological Walkover Survey and LiDAR Study, Hillsborough Promontory Fort, Ilfracombe, Devon. University of Leicester Archaeological Services Report. 2011-121. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments

MDV75648Related to: Quarry at Hillsborough Promontory Fort (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2016 10:04AM