MDE21254 - Venford Quarries (Monument)


A group of quarries used in the 19th Century for supplying stone and gravel for repairs to roads and ways.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Vennford Quarries' are depicted and labelled on the 6 inch 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] No sign of quarries on the 6 inch 1973 Ordnance Survey map. [2] Venford quarry is mentioned as 'Parish quarry - Allotment No.9' on 1856 East Anstey Common Enclosure Award and map, for 'supplying stone and gravel for repairs to roads and ways'. [3,4] 'Venford Quarries' are shown and labelled on the 25 inch 1880s 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map to the south of the road at SS 8653 2918, with a further 'Quarry' to the north at SS 8657 2923. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1905. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1906.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 1:10000, 1973. 1:10,000.
  • <3> Unpublished document: 1856. East Anstey Common Enclosure Award.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilmshurst, F.A.. 2000. Enclosure Awards file and accompanying map overlays.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1880s. [Mapped feature: #45954 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 8653 2919 (111m by 104m)
Map sheet SS82NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 33917
  • Devon SMR: SS82NE/30

Record last edited

Mar 26 2019 1:44PM


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