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HER Number:MDV7761
Name:Peat cutters building 250 metres north of Quintin's Man


The ruins of a hut, probably associated with peat digging. It is oriented east to west and measures 2.6 metres by 1.7 metres internally with rubble and slab walling up to 0.5 metres high. there is an entrance gap in the east end.


Grid Reference:SX 620 841
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of a ruined peat-cutters shelter north of Quintin's Man cairn

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SW 35
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/62
  • Pastscape: 443968
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XX - 1751 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Le Messuerier, B., 1975, Tinners hut, 26/5/1975 (Worksheet). SDV268270.

Ruined hut, broken-down, poor. Very low. No shelter. Floor of grass. Fireplace at west end. Large stone. Peat-cutting nearby. Internal measurements 2.4 metres by 1.8 metres, walls 0.6 metres thick, 0.5 metres high.

English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 20/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

SX 62158390. On ridge 22.0 metres north of Quintin's Man, are the much depleted walls of a hut. Internally it measures 1.8 metres by 2.4 metres with a fireplace at the west end. Peat cutting nearby (citing Le Messurier, B., Post-Prehistoric Structures on Central North Dartmoor Mss, 1978).
The ruins of a hut, at SX 62058412, probably associated with peat digging, are 250 metres north of Quintin's Man. It is oriented east to west and measures 2.6 metres by 1.7 metres internally with rubble and slab walling up to 0.5 metres high. there is an entrance gap in the east end.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. See ground photograph (citing Quinnell, N. V., Field Investigators Comments, 12/09/1979).
Report as in Authority 1 now published (citing Le Messurier, B., Transactions of the Devon Association, 111, 1979, 66).
A ruined building lies some 250 metres north of Quintin's Man on the watershed ridge between Teign Head and Great Varracombe at SX 6205 8412. This sub-rectangular structure measures 2 metres north-south and 2.1 metres east-west, with walls of coursed moorstone blocks and slabs 0.6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. A possible fallen lintel from a fireplace lies at the western end, and an entrance lies in the eastern wall (citing Riley, H., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 01/08/1995).
This feature remains as described in 1995 (citing Probert, S. A. J., English Heritage Field Investigation, 20/10/2003).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV268270Worksheet: Le Messuerier, B.. 1975. Tinners hut. Worksheet. Digital. 26/5/1975.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104547 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 20/09/2016.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2016 1:19PM