Audit of active aggregate quarries


This pilot project is intended to collect, collate, investigate, interpret and record available information on the diversity of the geological features revealed in 16 active quarries in Devon.

Further details relating to the project and the quarry sites covered by it are available via the links shown below.

The project is being managed and executed by David Roche GeoConsulting. Other project partners are:

  • The Devon Stone Federation, which represents nearly all the aggregate producers in Devon, who are providing essential information from quarry records and access to the operations.
  • The British Geology Survey, which is providing geological information for each site.
  • Devon County Council, which is assisting with the use of electronic methods of information organisation.
  • Mineral Industry Research Organisation, which is providing support with reporting and dissemination methods.
  • The research project is supported by the Mineral Industry Sustainable Technology Programme established by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Devon Pilot Project Poster


Aggregate quarries in Devon – Project findings

For information on the project as a whole, including an overview of its findings, select the links below:

The 16 active aggregate quarries listed below have been documented through the Devon Pilot Project. Please click on the relevant quarry for further information, including a summary of its geodiversity highlights, photographs and a location map.

If you wish to establish the quarry location in Devon please look at the Aggregate quarries map

Beam Quarry,Torrington Beam Quarry Summary Beam Quarry Location Map
Bishop’s Court Quarry, Exeter Bishop’s Court Quarry Summary Bishop’s Court Quarry Location Map
Blackhill Quarry, Woodbury Blackhill Quarry Summary Blackhill Quarry Location Map
Bray Valley Quarries, Charles Bray Valley Quarries Summary Bray Valley Quarries Location Map
Heathfield Sand Pit, near Kingsteignton Heathfield Sand Pit Summary Heathfiled Sand Pit Location Map
Hillhead Quarry, Uffculme Hillhead Quarry Summary Hillhead Quarry Location Map
Linhay Hill Quarry, Ashburton Linhay Hill Quarry Summary Linhay Quarry Location Map
Meldon Quarry. near Okehampton Meldon Quarry Summary Meldon Quarry Location Map
Moorcroft Quarry, near Okehampton Moorcroft Quarry Summary Moorcroft Quarry Location Map
Stoneycombe Quarry, Kingkerswell Stoneycombe Quarry Summary Stoneycombe Quarry Location Map
Trusham Quarry, near Chudleigh Trusham Quarry Summary Trusham Quarry Location Map
Venn Quarry, Landkey Venn Quarry Summary Venn Quarry Location Map
Westleigh Quarries, Burlescombe Westleigh Quarries Summary Westleigh Quarries Location Map
Whiteball Quarry, near Burlescombe Whiteball Quarry Summary Whiteball Quarry Location Map
Whitecleaves Quarry, Buckfastleigh Whitecleaves Quarry Summary Whitecleaves Quarry Location Map
Zig Zag Quarry, Newton Abbot Zig Zag Quarry Summary Zig Zag Quarry Location Map