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HER Number:MDV7771
Name:Peat cutters' shelter south-east of Winney's Down


A ruinous peat cutters shelter south-east of Winney's Down measuring 2.3 metres square internally.


Grid Reference:SX 626 817
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of a post-medieval or later peat-cutters shelter south-east of Winney's Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SW 48
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/72
  • Pastscape: 443993
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1950 AD? (Between))

Full description

Le Messuerier, B., 1975, Tinners hut, 21/1/1977 (Worksheet). SDV268270.

Ruined hut. Square. Heather-covered stones, much tumbled. Floor of stone and grass. Door possibly in north-east corner. Probably shepherd's shelter.

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

Not visible on 1947 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

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

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

SX62658175. South-east of Stats House, a square ruin of tumbled stone internally 2.4 metres by 2.4 metres. Possibly a shepherd's hut (citing Devonshire Association reports and transactions 111, 1979 pg 67).
A ruinous peat cutters shelter lies on the south-eastern edge of Winney's Down at SX6262 8178. The building measures 2.3 metres square internally, and has walls of coursed moorstone blocks and slabs which are 1 metre wide and 0.6 metres high. The interior is rubble filled and there is no obvious entrance. The building was most likely used as a shelter or store by the peat cutters; the immediate area appears to have been extensively cut for peat (citing Riley, H. M., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 23/11/1994).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV268270Worksheet: Le Messuerier, B.. 1975. Tinners hut. Worksheet. Digital. 21/1/1977.
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.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104635 ]
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

  • EDV998 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2016 11:51AM