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HER Number:MDV128736
Name:Bleak House, Rattle Brook

Summary

The ruins of a building 600m south of the Rattlebrook peatworks. The walls, of mortared, dressed granite blocks are 0.5m wide and stand to a maximum height of 5m in the north-eastern corner. The main room measures 6.6m north-south and 3.6m east-west. The chimney in this room has colapsed. A doorway leads from this room to two further rooms. The building probably originally had two storeys, although there is no evidence of any joists. Hemery states that this building was the house built in about 1879 for the manager of the Rattlebrook peatworks and was originally known as "Dunnagoat Cottage".

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 864
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58NE44
  • Pastscape: 1063887

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOREMANS HOUSE (Constructed, XIX - 1870 AD to 1879 AD (Between))

Full description

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 976 (Monograph). SDV249702.

This building was the house built in about 1879 for the manager of the Rattlebrook peatworks and was originally known as "Dunnagoat Cottage".

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Ruined building depicted on survey layer.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape (Website). SDV363416.

(17/08/1994, Riley. H., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Field Investigation) The ruins of a building stand on the eastern bank of the Rattle Brook at SX 5597 8684, some 600m south of the Rattlebrook peatworks (SX 58 NE 43). The walls, of mortared, dressed granite blocks are 0.5m wide and stand to a maximum height of 5m in the north-eastern corner. The main room measures 6.6m north-south and 3.6m east-west. The chimney in this room has colapsed. A doorway leads from this room to two further rooms. The building probably originally had two storeys, although there is no evidence of any joists.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 976.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126500 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV3168Related to: Peatworks at Rattlebrook Head (Monument)
MDV28090Related to: Streamworks on the Rattle Brook (Monument)
MDV3174Related to: The Rattlebrook Peat Railway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8141 - Condition survey of the Willsworthy Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2020 3:59PM