MDE21227 - Old Close Quarry (Monument)


A stone quarry dating from the late 18th Century. It was worked for limestone in the early 19th Century before once again being quarried for stone. Work ceased as a result of several bad rock collapses.

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'Old Close Quarry' shown on the six inch 1962 and 2nd Edition 1905 Ordnance Survey maps. [1,2] Old close quarry shown on os 25" (1880) map. [3] Old Close Quarry was first used for stone in the late 18th century and whilst quarrying a seam of limestone was uncovered and this was worked during the early 19th century, hence the lime kiln. The cottage at 'Old Close', which dates from 1796, was the quarry manager's house [4]. The quarry was used for stone after the limestone was worked out but was stopped because of several bad rock collapses, evidence of which can be seen near the kiln. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905, 10NE.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889 (surveyed 1888), Devon 10(4). [Mapped feature: #44779 ]
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Resident of "Old Close".
  • <5> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1 May 1995.



Grid reference Centred SS 7056 4081 (149m by 103m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 33095
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/117
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW158
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044503

Record last edited

Feb 23 2021 3:50PM


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