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HER Number:MDV8059
Name:Rock Inn, Ilsington


Coaching inn and later hotel dating to 1825-6, constructed along with the adjoining cottages by George Templer for his quarrymen who were working at the nearby Haytor Vale Quarry.


Grid Reference:SX 771 771
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COACHING INN (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1826 AD (Between))
  • HOTEL (Altered, XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map with surrounding settlement.

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

'Rock Hotel' is depicted on the late 19th century historic mapping.

Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 22 (Monograph). SDV7016.

Haytor Vale Hostelry. In 1825 a hostelry was built for the workers in the nearby Haytor granite quarries, which were opened at the same time. The hostelry is now the Rock Inn. Merrivale is a similar village entirely built for the workers of the quarries.

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 96-7 (Monograph). SDV359976.

The Rock Inn, formerly a coaching inn and then hotel, was built, along with the surrounding cottages, at the instigation of George Templer around the year 1826. the cottages were to house the quarrymen working at Templer's quarry at nearby Haytor, and the purpose-built inn also provided for them.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Modern mapping shows the Rock Inn,

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107386 ]
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 96-7.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 22.

Associated Monuments

MDV118431Related to: Former workers cottages at Haytor Vale (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2017 2:51PM