MDE20255 - 19th or 20th Century miner's cottage on Darlick Moors (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A circular stone wall, either unfinished or derelict, with tall trees inside, is located on a southwest facing slope, on Darlick Moors. It has an estimated diameter of c.20 metres. There is another wall turning downhill from it. It was observed from the opposite slope, and not visited. It is thought to be a 'stell' of 19th Century date. The idea of a stell is said to have been imported from Scotland: It is a shelter and/or fodder store for sheep in winter.  The site was visited on 24 May 1987. It was found not to be a 'stell', but the site of a miner's cottage, which was inhabited within living memory.  This site is liklely to be the platform noted by the RCHME survey at SS 7718 3338. 
- <1> SDE76517 Report: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1979. Worksheet on a Circular Stone Wall on Darlick Moors.
- <2>XY SDE76518 Report: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1989. Worksheet on a Circular Stone Wall on Darlick Moors. [Mapped feature: #33331 ]
- <3> SEM8630 Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. F Glover, 5 May 2010.
|Grid reference||SS 773 334 (point) May be incorrectly located|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- Devon SMR Monument ID: 12182
- Devon SMR: SS73SE/508
- National Park
Record last edited
Oct 6 2021 12:16PM
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