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HER Number:MDV66025
Name:Warreners' house 430 metres west-south-west of Longaford Tor

Summary

House forms part of a rabbit warren on the western slopes of Longaford and Littaford Tors. It includes two separate rectangular earthwork buildings within a rectangular enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 611 777
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NW96
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/117/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 34551(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WARRENERS LODGE (Built, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Pattison, P., 1989, Cherrybrook and Longaford Survey (Report - Survey). SDV337021.

Depicted on plan.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 156942, 22/4/2002 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Warreners' house 430 metres west-south-west of Longaford Tor, forming part of a rabbit warren on the western slopes of Longaford and Littaford Tors. Measures 12 metres by 5.2 metres.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Modern mapping shows the remains of the house within an enclosure. Historic mapping does not cover this area.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The warreners' house at NGR SX61167779 includes two separate rectangular earthwork buildings within a rectangular enclosure. A warren is known to have been established in this area in 1895 by James Saltroun of Powder Mills and was abandoned sometime before 1914. Some of the pillow mounds may however belong to an earlier undocumented warren.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 156942, 22/4/2002.
SDV337021Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1989. Cherrybrook and Longaford Survey. Unknown.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12756Part of: Deserted Farmstead on Longford Tor, Lydford part of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2018 7:57AM