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HER Number:MDV103148
Name:Tinners' building in streamworks at Black Dunghill

Summary

Probable tinners' hut lying at the head of a tributary of the Blackbrook River on the edge of a streamworks at Black Dunghill. Site appears to have been reused as a shelter or observation post by the military.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 776
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of streamworking along a tributary of the Blackbrook River and tinners' hut at Black Dunghill

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 113
  • Pastscape: 1065646
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Built, XV to XVIII - 1500 AD? to 1751 AD (Between))

Full description

Riley, H. M., 1994, Field investigation (Report - non-specific). SDV350549.

A possible tinners hut lies at the head of an un-named tributary of the Blackbrook River at SX58497760, on the edge of a small area of streamworks (MDV29179). It measures 2.9 metres (north-east by south-west) by 2.8 metres. The walls, built of granite blocks, stand up to six courses high and measure 0.8 metres wide and up to 1.0 metre high. The south-western wall has collapsed; a possible entrance may lie in the south-western corner.
The collapse of the wall may be due to the possible re-use of the site as a shelter or observation post by the military; a piece of angle iron is fixed into the south-eastern wall corner.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Walls mainly stable though sheep scrapes are evident on the exterior bank which reinforces the walls.


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

Structure is visible on the aerial photography.


Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360515.

Walls mainly stable though sheep scrapes are evident on the exterior bank which reinforces the walls.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Outline of the building depicted on the modern mapping.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A ruined rectangular tinners' hut in an area of tin streamworks SE of Blackbrook Head.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #62634 ]
SDV350549Report - non-specific: Riley, H. M.. 1994. Field investigation. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions. Unknown.
SDV360515Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV29179Related to: Streamworks along river at Black Dunghill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 4:19PM