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HER Number:MDV117446
Name:Hill Cottages at Foggintor Quarry


Workers cottages built in the early-mid 19th century for quarrymen and their families at Foggintor.


Grid Reference:SX 565 737
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains on Walkhampton Common including 19th century Swelltor and Foggintor Quarries, a section of the early 19th century Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway, later converted to railway, also streamworks along the Yes Tor Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKERS COTTAGE (XIX - 1823 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Buildings depicted on the late 19th century historic mapping.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.

Stanbrook, M., 1991, Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered, 100-101, photographs (Monograph). SDV359884.

Images of Hill Cottages in the early 1920s (still in use?) and in the early 1950s, by which time they have fallen derelict.

Hedley, I., 1999, Quarrying Industry (Report - non-specific). SDV338675.

Foggintor workers' Housing. Isolated ruins 19th century. Garden strips enclosed with boundary wall. Also includes associated small quarry.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Remains of the buildings indicated on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338675Report - non-specific: Hedley, I.. 1999. Quarrying Industry. Monument Protection Programme. Step 3 Assessment. Unknown.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped features: #76754 ; #76755 ]
SDV359884Monograph: Stanbrook, M.. 1991. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Paperback Volume. 100-101, photographs.

Associated Monuments

MDV5005Part of: Foggintor Quarry, Princetown (Monument)
MDV28208Related to: Buildings at Foggintor Quarry (Building)
MDV50704Related to: Methodist chapel / school at Foggintor Quarry (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2019 4:15PM