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HER Number:MDV39665
Name:Tramway at Rattlebrook Peat Works


Late 19th / early 20th century tramway leading onto the moor from the Rattlebrook Peat Works.


Grid Reference:SX 562 871
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of 19th and 20th century peat working buildings at Rattlebrook Head and tramway leading onto the moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/1/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRAMWAY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

ACH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263426.

Three small tramways are shown on the os 6" (1906) map leading away from the peat works towards the moor. The distance these tramways cover is certainly less than a mile and only one is marked 'old tramway' (ach).

1965, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263427.

These old tramways are not shown or marked on os 6" (1965) map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263428.

Des=os 6"(1906)map sheet 88ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263429.

Des=os 6"(1965)map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV263426Migrated Record: ACH.
SDV263427Migrated Record: 1965.
SDV263428Migrated Record:
SDV263429Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV3168Related to: Peatworks at Rattlebrook Head (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2016 11:25AM