Wistman's Wood

Record Number: 49
Here photographed on 7/07/1935, Wistman's Wood is one of the last areas of indigenous oak-wood on Dartmoor. These stunted and gnarled trees -"the most weird and curious wood in England, if not in Europe" - have had their growth damaged by the relentless attacks of the wind. The old moormen obviously thought the wood haunted - the name Wistman's Wood is thought to come from the word "Wisht" which is the moor word for pixie-led.

Tags

Woodland
trees
oak

Detail

Taylor
Image - Glass Plate
1935
Lydford

Devon HER Results

ID Name Type
MDV104921 Barbed and Tanged Arowhead from Wistman's Wood FINDSPOT
MDV105675 Hut Circle Settlement east of Wistman's Wood HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT
MDV5851 Hut circle settlement west of Wistman's Wood ENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT