Foggintor Quarry

These are Foggintor Quarries – close to Princetown. Historically there were extensive granite quarries with their own railway lines servicing them. The quarry opened in 1800 and closed in 1906. The stone was used to build Dartmoor Prison.

Foggintor

 

The quarries are easy to access either by walking down the old railway line from the main Princetown car park or a short walk from the Rundlestone past Yellowmeade Farm.

 

Foggintor2Stone quarried from Foggintor was also used to build Nelson’s Column!

Foggintor3Today the quarries are quiet but today this pool is often used for wild swimming

Cox's TorThere is a great view of King’s Tor from Foggintor.

2 thoughts on “Foggintor Quarry

    • Hmmm – its widely quoted on various sites on the internet I looked at that it came from Foggintor – perhaps both quarries were involved with different bits? Will look into it further when I get s moment
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