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HER Number:MDV102679
Name:Ruined building and enclosure north-east of Yadsworthy Waste, Cornwood


An irregularly shaped small enclosure or building on right (west) bank of the River Erme opposite Piles Brook recorded in 2007. Building measures roughly 4 by 2 metres and has attached enclosure measuring 4 by 3 metres. Could not be seen in 2018 during survey due to dense bracken.


Grid Reference:SX 641 611
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))
  • TINNERS BUILDING (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 54 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Depicted by Butler.

Greeves, T. A. P., 2007, Building/Enclosure (Worksheet). SDV350033.

Site visit 18th February 2007. An irregularly shaped small enclosure or building on right (west) bank of the River Erme. The south end of the structure is defined by a large natural granite boulder - walls run into this. The maximum size of the structure is approximately 4.0 by 3.0 metres internally.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Roughly rectangular enclosure visible on the aerial photography.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Building not located as under dense bracken in 2018.

Greeves, T. A. P., 2019, Supplementary information on the Upper Erme Valley 2018 survey (Un-published). SDV363283.

Reference to visit (18/02/2007); see source SDV350033 above. Tinners building at SX 64130 61114 (Erme right bank opposite Piles Brook). Visited 18.2.2007. Building (approximately 4m by 2m, 0.5m height internally) and attached enclosure 4m x 3m. Is T.B.1 on Butler (1993) Map 54.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. Map 54.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122480 ]
SDV350033Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 2007. Building/Enclosure. Worksheet. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV4306Related to: Lower Piles Medieval Settlement, Harford (Monument)
MDV28123Related to: STREAMWORKS in the Parish of Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2019 12:24PM