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HER Number:MDV123439
Name:Tinners' building in prehistoric settlement in Knackersmill Gulf, Cornwood

Summary

One of two tinners' buildings within a prehistoric Enclosure 'C' (Butler) in Knackersmill Gulf on the Erme Plain

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 651
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 BUILDING (Built, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Three sides of a rectangular feature shown on 19th century map.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 404 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Blowing House, 219, 250 (Article in Serial). SDV154693.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, List of Doubtful Devon Tin Mills c1450-c1750 (Un-published). SDV336693.

SX 6367 6510 Two structures in Knackersmill Gulf. A shallow valley with a small stream, on the right bank of the Erme, immediately opposite Hook Lane Foot. No blowing house, but there are the remains of two small square buildings and the name clearly indicates the former existence of a stamping mill in the immediate neighbourhood. Not likely to have been a tin mill. Knackersmill placename probably derived from mill at Hook Lane.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 69-70, Map 55, Figure 55.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Structure '9' within prehistoric Enclosure 'C' at 'Knackersmill Gulf' is a rectangular building 7 metres by 3 metres against the northern boundary wall.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Very clearly visible on the aerial photographs.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 9 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A ruined rectangular structure built within the northern half of a prehistoric enclosure, which post-dates the prehistoric abandonment of the site. It is built against the northern enclosure wall, constructed from roughly coursed granite blocks. The interior measures 6.5 metres by 3.8 metres by 0.5 metres high. Possible tinners’ hut or lodge.

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

Rectangular building shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154693Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Blowing House. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. 219, 250.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 404.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336693Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. List of Doubtful Devon Tin Mills c1450-c1750. Unknown.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 69-70, Map 55, Figure 55.3.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119012 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13172Related to: Enclosure 'C' with hut circles and tinners huts on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV13172Related to: Enclosure 'C' with hut circles and tinners huts on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV13172Related to: Enclosure 'C' with hut circles and tinners huts on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV13172Related to: Enclosure 'C' with hut circles and tinners huts on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126536Related to: Hut circle and a semii circle outside the prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4240Related to: Hut circle in north-eastern corner of prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4238Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric settlement on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4239Related to: Hut circle on west side of prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4237Related to: Hut circle on west side of prehistoric settlement on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV28466Related to: Tinners building in prehistoric settlement in Knackersmill Gulf, Cornwood (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2020 1:10PM