Building, Burbage Moor

Record ID:  431.136 / MNA178645
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Burbage Moor; Midlands
Civil Parish:  None Recorded
Grid Reference:  SK 2762 8124
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Summary

A small, square mortared gritstone building built into the line of the moorland enclosure wall. The building is approximately 6m square, with walls standing to 1.2m high. There is a 0.8m wide door in the east-facing wall.

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Building, Burbage Moor © National Trust
Building, Burbage Moor © National Trust

Monument Types

  • SHEPHERDS HUT (19th C - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Description

A small, square mortared gritstone building built into the line of the moorland enclosure wall. The building is approximately 6m square, with walls standing to 1.2m high. There is a 0.8m wide door in the east-facing wall.

The building is possibly a shepherd’s shelter, contemporary with the Enclosure of the moorland after the 1822 Dore Enclosure Award (Fairbank 1822). It has also been interpreted as a shelter associated with the World War 2 Houndkirk Decoy (Mike Anderton quoted in Payne 2006). However, an eye witness account of the decoy in operation refers to soldiers billeted at Dore camping at the decoy site overnight (Ron
Priestly pers comm.) [1].

References

  • SNA65465 - Report: Bill Bevan. 2006. From Cairns to Craters: Conservation Heritage Assesment of Burbage, Longshaw Estate..

Designations

None Recorded

Other Statuses and References

None Recorded

Associated Events

  • ENA7059 - Heritage Assessment, From Cairns to Craters: Conservation Heritage Assesment of Burbage

Associated Finds

None Recorded

Related Records

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