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mushmush3

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Posted: 23/10/2012 06:36:45
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Hi, I'm a new member located in Tavistock, Devon. I have a question for the forum - is anyone familiar with the old granite quarry at Heckwood in the Walkham Valley (aka Vixen Tor Quarry)? It has an exploratory 200m lateral shaft as well as open quarry workings. Any idea which local bodies I could get information about this site from? IP: 82.28.199.122
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Posted: 23/10/2012 08:35:02
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Maybe try Plymouth Caving Group (PCG), they have an internet site, look for soeone called Dave Warne on it, his nuber should be there. Try him, he's a decent bloke and will help if he can.

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dangerous dave

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Posted: 23/10/2012 10:06:55
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maybe worth looking at the 1880's for more info, it could be untopped workings uncovered by quarry work, tho must have a look at it at some point IP: 2.125.68.208
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Posted: 24/10/2012 01:09:28
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Also at PCG is Hugh Browning, Tavistock is his local manor.

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mushmush3

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Posted: 24/10/2012 07:04:37
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As a complete novice at this I assume I should try the local public records office (ie Devon County or West Devon Borough Councils?) for more historic info? IP: 82.28.199.122
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Posted: 24/10/2012 10:04:27
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mushmush3 wrote:

As a complete novice at this I assume I should try the local public records office (ie Devon County or West Devon Borough Councils?) for more historic info?


1883 os maps are very usefull for this sort of thing.
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Alasdair Neill

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Posted: 25/10/2012 09:27:31
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We (PCG) had a look at these & surveyed the workings some years ago, & have a bit of historical info (in part I think which came from Justin Brooke). Got some way towards an account of everything in the area which may appear one day... IP: 46.60.252.95
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