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HER Number:MDV7728
Name:Walkhampton Peatworks


Ruined peat works.


Grid Reference:SX 573 807
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/17

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PEAT WORKINGS (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV266852.

Ruined peat works.

CROSSING 1967, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV266853.

Vis=14/5/1976 (lemessurier) three ruined bases on platforms of granite. Fallen and shattered brick wall. Possible chimney. Grey bricks. 'grass and heather now cover the pits, and beyond a fragment of wall little remains to mark the scene of the enterprise! (crossing 1967).

1965, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV266856.

'walkhampton peat works (disused)' shown on os 6" (1907) map and os 6" (1965) map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV266857.

Des=lemessurier, b. /worksheet/(14/5/1976).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV266860.

Aph=nmr sx5683

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV266861.

Osa=sx58se30. Vis=16/10/1979 (os) the remains of the individual buildings are perceptible but currently unapproachable within an area of marsh.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV266865.

Des=lemessurier, b. /post-prehistoric structures on central north dartmoor/(1978)mss.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV266866.

Lemessurier, b. /tda/111(1979)69.

Crossing, W., 1901, A Hundred Years on Dartmoor, 56 (Monograph). SDV350954.

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

Des=os 6"(1907)98ne.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 170 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

Des=os 6"(1965).

Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 105-6 (Monograph). SDV149229.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 105-6.
SDV266852Migrated Record:
SDV266853Report - Survey: CROSSING 1967.
SDV266856Migrated Record: 1965.
SDV266857Migrated Record:
SDV266860Aerial Photograph:
SDV266861Migrated Record:
SDV266865Migrated Record:
SDV266866Migrated Record:
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 170.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV350954Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1901. A Hundred Years on Dartmoor. A Hundred Years on Dartmoor. Unknown. 56.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2016 10:03AM