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HER Number:MDV75648
Name:Quarry at Hillsborough Promontory Fort

Summary

Quarry encroaching on eastern terminal of ramparts, shown on late 19th and early 20th century Ordnance Survey maps.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 532 476
Map Sheet:SS54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Quarry shown but not marked.


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


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

Quarry encroaching on eastern terminal of prehistoric ramparts. Unrecorded apart from appearance on Ordnance Survey maps, and probably made in last couple of centuries. Appears to be in use, and shown in photograph, in 1895. Probaly used for supplying stone for the town's expansion as it became a popular seaside resort in the second half of the 19th century. Other details: Figures 9, 14.


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).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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

MDV62894Related to: Quarry at Hillsborough Promontory Fort (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2014 11:50AM