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HER Number:MDV103147
Name:Tinners' building at Holming Beam


Very small tinners' building on the northern edge of an openwork at Holming Beam. Remains of a square structure only about 1.5 metres internally. Covered with moss, grass and rushes.


Grid Reference:SX 584 767
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Built, Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD? to 1839 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 2012, Tinner's building at Holming Beam (Worksheet). SDV350548.

Site visit 4th November 2012. Very small tinners’ building on the northern edge, and lower end, of an openwork at Holming Beam. The square building is about 1.5 metres by 1.5 metres internally, with a level interior, and is defined by a bank 1.5 - 2.0 metres wide except on its South-Western side (against the edge of the openwork) where there is a gap (about 1 metre wide) in the bank, which presumably marks the entrance. Small stones are visible in the internal facing of the bank which has a maximum height of about 0.9 metres. The structure has a covering of grass, moss and a few clumps of rushes.
The tin openwork is part of the Holming Beam complex which was last worked in the 1830s but which almost certainly has medieval origins.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350548Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 2012. Tinner's building at Holming Beam. Worksheet. Digital. [Mapped feature: #1557 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29182Related to: Tin working west of Holming Beam (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 12:26PM