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HER Number:MDV20518
Name:Granite building on Welstor Common

Summary

An extant granite building on Welstor Common. An extant, unmortared granite building of unknown purpose or date. The footprint of the building is trapezoid and the south end is open. It had a sloping roof, now absent, fixed to the wall with a substantial concrete band. On the northern end of the structure there is a lean-to extension with a doorway on the east side. The approximate overall external dimensions are 8 metres by up to 5.7 metres and 3.0 metres high. The building seems unlikely to be associated with the nearby quarry, as the former is marked on the Ordnance Survey 1886 map and the latter is not. The main activity at that time in the vicinity was the rifle range, commenced in 1860.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 727
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/92

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Belicher, 1982, Building on Welstor Common (Worksheet). SDV293487.

19/11/1982 Granite built roofed building approximately 400 metres south-south-west of Welstor rock, measures approximately 2.0 metres by 1.0 metre. Possibly hearth. Open to east with blank walls to west, north and south.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 51 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

An extant granite building on Welstor Common. An extant, unmortared granite building of unknown purpose or date. The footprint of the building is trapezoid and the south end is open. It had a sloping roof, now absent, fixed to the wall with a substantial concrete band. On the northern end of the structure there is a lean-to extension with a doorway on the east side. The approximate overall external dimensions are 8 metres by up to 5.7 metres and 3.0 metres high. The building seems unlikely to be associated with the nearby quarry, as the former is marked on the Ordnance Survey 1886 map and the latter is not. The main activity at that time in the vicinity was the rifle range, commenced in 1860. Condition is declining. SX72823 73181.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV293487Worksheet: Belicher. 1982. Building on Welstor Common. Unknown.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 51. [Mapped feature: #10667 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 3:41PM