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HER Number:MDV104095
Name:Tinner's Hut at Drivage Bottom, Walkhampton

Summary

Remains of a robust, granite building 5.2 metres by 2.9 metres internally with walls surviving up to 1.7 metres high, although the south wall has partially collapsed. The entrance is in the south wall. A free-standing granite slab structure in the north-west corner may be a fireplace or a cupboard.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 598 699
Map Sheet:SX56NE
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. 1446519 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 2006. Tinner's hut at Drivage Bottom, 58 metres west-north-west of the Devonport Leat service hut. Built into the foot of a shallow slope. Robust, rectangular granite building, 5.2 metres by 2.9 metres internally with walls 0.6 metres thick. The north revement wall and end walls survive up to 1.7 metres high but the south wall has partically collapsed. The entrance is located in the south wall. A free-standing granite slap structure in the north-west corner may have been a fireplace or a cupboard. The walls are turf and heather covered and the floor of the building is obscured by rushes. Loose stone is a potential problem. Good condition but declining.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area, 8, Fig. 8, No. 1446519 (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

No evidence of recent disturbance.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, 4, No. 1446519 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 5th December 2011. Generally overgrown with heather and rushes. Condition and stability fair.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. No. 1446519. [Mapped feature: #63565 ]
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. 4, No. 1446519.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. 8, Fig. 8, No. 1446519.

Associated Monuments

MDV42458Related to: Leat supplying Wheal Chance (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:17PM