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HER Number:MDV122889
Name:Redlake Cottage

Summary

Redlake Cottage. The foundations of a 20th century dwelling recorded as the home of the Redlake pit captain. The single story building was pre-fabricated, built onto a stone foundation wall. Most of the walls survive to their full height of approximately 0.8 metres, though the north wall has been part demolished. The internal dimensions are 11.3 metres by 5.2 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 647 659
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKERS COTTAGE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Redlake Cottage. The foundations of a 20th century dwelling recorded as the home of the Redlake pit captain and said to have contained two bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and pantry (Wade 1982, 57). The single story building was pre-fabricated, built onto a stone foundation wall. Surprisingly, killas rather than granite was used for the construction, which is an easier material from which to create coursed walls but would need to have been imported to the site via the railway. Most of the walls survive to their full height of approximately 0.8 metres, though the north wall has been part demolished. The internal dimensions are 11.3 metres by 5.2 metres. No photograph of the house is known to have survived, but it is likely to have been corrugated sheeting on a timber frame.


Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118976 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5167Related to: Redlake Clay works pipeline (Monument)
MDV5076Related to: The Abbot's Way, Dartmoor (Monument)
MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 9:57AM