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HER Number:MDV21128
Name:Remains of Red Cottages, Walkhampton Common


Row of five ruined cottages built for quarrymen at Foggintor Quarry. Depicted on the late 19th century Ordnance Survey (1880s) map and named as 'Red Cottages'. Large square area to the west designated as gardens / allotments.


Grid Reference:SX 566 747
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

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE256
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1466152
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/203

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKERS COTTAGE (XIX - 1823 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Red Cottages'. Row of five cottages depicted on the late 19th century (1880s) map, with large square area to the west enclosed, thought to serve as gardens / allotments.

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

'Red Cottages' is marked on the early 20th century (1906) historic map.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1983, Red Cottages, Foggintor Quarry (Personal Comment). SDV271052.

Row of five houses shown as 'Red Cottages' on the historic mapping (late 19th century, through to the mid-20th century: 1954). These were cottages for quarrymen at Foggintor quarry. Now lie in ruins.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.

Griffith, F. M., 1986, DAP/HO, 14 (Aerial Photograph). SDV256450.

Recorded on Devon Aerial Photograph (December 1986).

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 11/05/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

Ruined houses built in the 19th century for workers at Foggintor Quarry. Remains of garden strips enclosed in a boundary wall. To the south-west is an associated small quarry (citing English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports; The Quarrying Industries, 2000, Devoon 4b).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256450Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1986. DAP/HO. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 14.
SDV271052Personal Comment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1983. Red Cottages, Foggintor Quarry. Not Applicable.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82999 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 11/05/2021.

Associated Monuments

MDV5005Related to: Foggintor Quarry, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121044Related to: Gardens west of Red Cottages, Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV28204Related to: Quarry on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV103568Related to: School 225 metres north of Red Cottages (Building)
MDV80523Related to: Yellowmeade Leat, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 11 2021 11:16AM