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HER Number:MDV5171
Name:PLATFORM in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Peat ties on the e side of the zeal tor tramway track, s of the 'crossways' near western whitebarrow. Probably the workings of 1847-1850 by messrs. Davy and wilkins of totnes for whom the zeal tor tramway was built to take peat to shipley naptha works. Crossing noted two wooden posts sunk into the ground where a press for the peat formerly stood, and in 1872 these were connected with a cross-piece. Today (1974) there is merely a levelled piece of ground which is possibly the site, although crossing situated it lower down the hill where the ground now looks unsuitable (in fairness, this area has been much changed by the railway construction of 1911). Below this site, on the w side of the tram track, there are two baulks of timber embedded in the ground which may have come from the press.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 658
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the early 20th century China Clay works at Redlake Mine and the associated railway, as well as prehistoric remains on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/7
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

1974, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153640.

Peat ties on the e side of the zeal tor tramway track, s of the 'crossways' near western whitebarrow. Probably the workings of 1847-1850 by messrs. Davy and wilkins of totnes for whom the zeal tor tramway was built to take peat to shipley naptha works. Crossing noted two wooden posts sunk into the ground where a press for the peat formerly stood, and in 1872 these were connected with a cross-piece. Today (1974) there is merely a levelled piece of ground which is possibly the site, although crossing situated it lower down the hill where the ground now looks unsuitable (in fairness, this area has been much changed by the railway construction of 1911). Below this site, on the w side of the tram track, there are two baulks of timber embedded in the ground which may have come from the press.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153641.

Crossing, w. M. /guide to dartmoor/(1965)373.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153642.

Crossing, w. M. /amid devonia's alps/(1974)41.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV153643.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 1890/4275(10/12/1946).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153640Migrated Record: 1974.
SDV153641Migrated Record:
SDV153642Migrated Record:
SDV153643Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV24741Related to: Quarry at Crossways, north of Quickbeam Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2018 10:16AM