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HER Number:MDV116603
Name:Tinners' building at Middle Mire, Lydford

Summary

A small, crudely built stone-walled shelter, built against an earlier tinwork revetment within the streamwork remains of Upper Drylake (MDV24808). The internal dimensions are 2.2 metres by 1.3 metres and the walls are built from piled stone to a maximum height of 0.7 metres. The walls were built directly onto an existing turf floor and no vegetation has yet become established between the stones, suggesting this an unlikely tinner’s hut, and was probably built much more recently.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 635 668
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural and earthwork remains of Medieval or later tin streamworks on the River Erme and its tributaries, Blacklane Brook, Dry Lake and Red Lake, as well as blowing houses and tinners buildings and possible prehistoric enclosures at Wollake

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 89
  • Pastscape: 1063621
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) TINNERS HUT? (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • SHELTER (Built, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

Depicted on the digital map layer.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 15/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

SX 6351166891. A ruinous tinner's hut lies within an area of streamworking remainson the left bank of Dry Lake near the northern edge of Middle Mire. The small single-roomed structure is constructed of coursed boulder walls 1 metre wide and 1 metre high and measures 2.2 metres east to west by 1.7 metres. A possible entrance lies centrally in the south wall (citing Probert, S. A. J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 10/12/1994).

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

Building shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A small, crudely built stone-walled shelter, built against an earlier tinwork revetment within the streamwork remains of Upper Drylake (MDV24808). The internal dimensions are 2.2 metres by 1.3 metres and the walls are built from piled stone to a maximum height of 0.7 metres. The walls were built directly onto an existing turf floor and no vegetation has yet become established between the stones, suggesting this is an unlikely tinner’s hut, and was probably built much more recently.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Small rectangular building shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 15/09/2016.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118955 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV24808Related to: Dry Lake openwork, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5160Related to: Erme Pits Hill, Blacklane Mire, Middle Mire and Red Lake streamworks (Monument)
MDV116604Related to: Tinners' building at Dry Lake Ford (Building)
MDV116601Related to: Tinners' building at Dry Lake, Lydford (Building)
MDV116605Related to: Tinners' building at Red Lake, Lydford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2020 3:43PM