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HER Number:MDV103953
Name:Tinner's Hut on east side of River Erme, at southern end of Erme Plains


Remains of a rectangular granite moorstone building, 5.7 metres by 2.3 metres, with a doorway in the south wall.


Grid Reference:SX 637 647
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Constructed, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD? (Between))

Full description

Oates, M., 20/05/2013, Ruined Granite Structure (Worksheet). SDV351284.

Ruined rectangular building at the southern end of the Erme Plains about 100 metres from the east bank of the Erme. Possibly the remains of a tinner's hut. The structure which cuts into the lower slope of the hillside is constructed of large granite moorstone blocks. Although much of the stone work has collapsed and is covered in moss the structure is surprisingly intact and measures 5.7 metres long by 2.3 metres wide internally. The doorway in the south wall is well-defined with a short curved passageway cut into the hillside. An upright earth-fast slab partitions off the east end of the building and there is also an impressive triangular stone in the north wall. It is similar to buildings at North Teign (SX64088479) and Taw Marsh (SX61869010). Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Worksheet: Oates, M.. 20/05/2013. Ruined Granite Structure. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV28121Related to: STREAMWORKS in the Parish of Harford (Monument)
MDV20859Related to: TIN MILL in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV26791Related to: TINNERS BUILDING in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2016 9:27AM