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A small building used as temporary lodgings or shelter for farm labourers, shepherds, walkers or mountaineers. Often in an isolated location.

Related Terms

Term Note
HUT A building of basic construction, usually smaller in size than a house and constructed from a variety of materials such as clay, turf, branches, wood, brick, concrete or metal. Use more specific type where known.
MINERS CAMP A group of buildings or structures used as temporary accommodation for miners.
REFUGE STONE A large stone, pile of stones or outcrop, with a cavity which provides temporary or emergency accommodation for travellers, mountaineers etc.
WORKERS COTTAGE An industrial worker's house which has been purpose built by an employer, as opposed to the workshop houses used by artisans.

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