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HER Number:MDV127359
Name:Tinner's hut in prehistoric enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford

Summary

Small tinner's hut within a hut circle built into perimeter wall of prehistoric enclosure north-west of Dry Lake, Harford Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 639 636
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of Bronze Age hut circle settlements west of Quickbeam Hill, adjacent to the River Erme, consisting of three sets of enclosures, two conjoined, with over ten associated hut circles

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/48/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS BUILDING (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 55, Map 54, Figure 54.14 (Monograph). SDV337765.

The uphill wall of Hut 2 has been partly demolished and replaced by a feeble construction across the centre reducing the diameter by half and a narrow gap being left for an entrance. This was probably a tinner's undertaking used as a temporary dwelling whilst excavating the pit and ditch alongside.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Not shown on modern mapping.

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

Feature faintly visible on aerial photograph.

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

Small rectangular feature shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 5 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A small rectangular structure of 2.7 metres by 2 metres was imposed on the south-west arca of a hut circle within a prehistoric enclosure. The bank may have been heightened to over 1 metre.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 55, Map 54, Figure 54.14.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (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.

Associated Monuments

MDV79062Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79062Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79062Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79062Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4294Related to: Prehistoric Settlement 200 metres north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV122912Related to: Small tin openwork on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 27 2020 11:46AM