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HER Number:MDV102720
Name:Tinners' building, Bledge Brook

Summary

Well-preserved tinners’ building with walls more or less intact, on the left bank of Bledge Brook. Building measures approximately 4.5 by 3.5 metres internally.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 627 649
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Built, XV to XIX - 1500 AD? to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 2006, Tinners' building on Bledge Brook, Cornwood, Visited 23/05/1999 and 07/05/2006 (Worksheet). SDV350063.

Well-preserved tinners’ building with walls more or less intact, on the left bank of Bledge Brook. Building measures approximately 4.5 by 3.5 metres internally.


Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Rectangular feature shown on survey.


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

A ruined rectangular building sunk into an area of tinwork on the upper reaches of Bledge Brook streamworks. A probable tinners' hut or lodge of post-medieval date. The hut of 4 metres by 2.4 metres are in good condition and survive to 1 metre high. The entrance survives on the south side.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350063Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 2006. Tinners' building on Bledge Brook, Cornwood. Worksheet. A4 Single Sheet. Visited 23/05/1999 and 07/05/2006.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #121886 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV102719Related to: Granite trough in Bledge Brook, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV102718Related to: Probable tinners' building, Bledge Brook (Building)
MDV27917Related to: Tinner's streamwork along Bledge Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2019 3:02PM