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HER Number:MDV104032
Name:Tinners Hut on Chants Hill, Walkhampton

Summary

Remains of a tinners' hut, 4.5 by 2.7 metres internally with turf-covered stone walls surviving up to 0.8 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 600 702
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, No. 1446125 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 2006. A ruined tinner's hut built against the northern foot of a small spoil heap on the north-west side of Chance or Chants Hill. The remains comprise a rectangular earthwork representing the turf-covered stone walls, 4.5 metres by 2.7 metres internally. Walls survive up to 0.8 metres high. Fair condition, declining.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area, 7, Fig. 6, No. 1446125 (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Remains of a tinners' hut on Chants Hill. Isolated position. No evidence of recent deliberate damage although a significant amount of litter was removed from the interior.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, No. 1446125 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 28th February 2012. Condition and stability good.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. No. 1446125.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. No. 1446125.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. 7, Fig. 6, No. 1446125. [Mapped feature: #1673 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25991Related to: Trial Pits north-west of Nun's Cross Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:17PM