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HER Number:MDV80623
Name:Quarry with cave/room, Hockmoor Plantation


Small room or cave recorded in a quarry face discovered in Hockmoor Plantation, West Buckfastleigh in the early 1990s. This has a built doorway with timber frame. Function unknown.


Grid Reference:SX 728 677
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAVE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Smith, N. J. L., 1991, Quarry in Hockmoor Plantation (Worksheet). SDV347764.

Large quarry face discovered in dense vegetation in Hockmoor Plantation. At the base of the quarry face a small room / cave was recorded, built within the rock. This has a built doorway with wooden frame. The activities here also seem to have necessitated the diversion of the adjacent Holy Brook for a short distance; its old path is now just to the north. Other details: Woodland Grant Scheme Site Visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347764Worksheet: Smith, N. J. L.. 1991. Quarry in Hockmoor Plantation. Worksheet. A4 Single Sheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV47955Related to: Quarry north of Hockmoor Plantation (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2011 9:48AM