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HER Number:MDV122900
Name:Ruined building at Erme Pits Hill

Summary

A ruined rectangular building which was slighted by the imposition of a pit being sunk into its eastern end. The building sits just east of the headwater of the River Erme, amid the tin streamwork remains of Erme Pits and is likely to have been a tinners’ hut or lodge. The internal dimensions of the building were approximately 7.3 metres by 5.1 metres with a maximum height of 0.6 metres. The position of the entrance is unclear, though an opening in the north wall is a likely candidate. A 2.0 metre deep by 8.7 metre pit, and associated spoil heap, have completely effaced the south-eastern end of the structure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 625 668
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

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 rectangular building which was slighted by the imposition of a pit being sunk into its eastern end. The building sits just east of the headwater of the River Erme, amid the tin streamwork remains of Erme Pits and is likely to have been a tinners’ hut or lodge. The internal dimensions of the building were approximately 7.3 metres by 5.1 metres with a maximum height of 0.6 metres. The position of the entrance is unclear, though an opening in the north wall is a likely candidate. A 2.0 metre deep by 8.7 metre pit, and associated spoil heap, have completely effaced the south-eastern end of the structure.

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: #118964 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5160Related to: Erme Pits Hill, Blacklane Mire, Middle Mire and Red Lake streamworks (Monument)
MDV127485Related to: Ruined building at Erme Pits (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2020 4:06PM