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HER Number:MDV122895
Name:Ruined building at Erme Head

Summary

A ruined, approximately rectangular stone structure located within shallow tin streamwork remains at Erme Head. A probable tinner’s hut or lodge for which a post-medieval date may be assumed, though possibly earlier. The walls are ruined almost to ground level and turf covered, but the outline is still discernible. Internal dimensions are approximately 2.2 metres by 5.6 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 620 668
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A ruined, approximately rectangular stone structure located within shallow tin streamwork remains at Erme Head. A probable tinner’s hut or lodge for which a post-medieval date may be assumed, though possibly earlier. The walls are ruined almost to ground level and turf covered, but the outline is still discernible. Internal dimensions are approximately 2.2 metres by 5.6 metres.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118985 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV24812Related to: OPEN CUT in the Parish of Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 11:55AM