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,TorringtonBeam Quarry SummaryBeam Quarry Location Map
Bishop’s Court Quarry, ExeterBishop’s Court Quarry SummaryBishop’s Court Quarry Location Map
Blackhill Quarry, WoodburyBlackhill Quarry SummaryBlackhill Quarry Location Map
Bray Valley Quarries, CharlesBray Valley Quarries SummaryBray Valley Quarries Location Map
Heathfield Sand Pit, near KingsteigntonHeathfield Sand Pit SummaryHeathfiled Sand Pit Location Map
Hillhead Quarry, UffculmeHillhead Quarry SummaryHillhead Quarry Location Map
Linhay Hill Quarry, AshburtonLinhay Hill Quarry SummaryLinhay Quarry Location Map
Meldon Quarry. near OkehamptonMeldon Quarry SummaryMeldon Quarry Location Map
Moorcroft Quarry, near OkehamptonMoorcroft Quarry SummaryMoorcroft Quarry Location Map
Stoneycombe Quarry, KingkerswellStoneycombe Quarry SummaryStoneycombe Quarry Location Map
Trusham Quarry, near ChudleighTrusham Quarry SummaryTrusham Quarry Location Map
Venn Quarry, LandkeyVenn Quarry SummaryVenn Quarry Location Map
Westleigh Quarries, BurlescombeWestleigh Quarries SummaryWestleigh Quarries Location Map
Whiteball Quarry, near BurlescombeWhiteball Quarry SummaryWhiteball Quarry Location Map
Whitecleaves Quarry, BuckfastleighWhitecleaves Quarry SummaryWhitecleaves Quarry Location Map
Zig Zag Quarry, Newton AbbotZig Zag Quarry SummaryZig Zag Quarry Location Map