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HER Number:MDV12851
Name:Tinners hut in area of streamworks along the Rattle Brook


Remains of a possible medieval or later tinner's hut situated on the right bank of the Rattle Brook, 200 metres south of Rattlebrook Mine. An archaeological field survey in 2004 recorded a rectangular, single-roomed structure measuring 2.5 metres by 1.5 metres with walls surviving to a maximum height of 0.5 metres. A break in the south wall indicates the site of the entrance.


Grid Reference:SX 558 854
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and walling remains of Rattlebrook Mine, including late 18th century stamping mill, extensive streamworks on the Rattle Brook and prehistoric enclosures

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 58 NE 51
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/39
  • Pastscape: 1393423
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1980, Tinners' building by the Rattle Brook, 26/8/1980 (Worksheet). SDV276049.

(SX5590 8545) On the north edge of some quite deep mine workings running into the hillside to the west are the remains of a very small structure.(from memory it is sub-rectangular).

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

Depicted on the mapped layer.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 13/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

SX 55858548. A ruinous rectangular building on the floodplain of the right bank of the Rattle Brook some 200 metres south of Rattlebrook Mine. The single roomed structure measures 2.5 metres north to south by 1.5 metres wide internally with coursed boulder walls 1.0 metres wide and up to 0.5 metres high. A break in the south wall indicates the site of the entrance (Probert, S.A.J., English Heritage Field Investigation, 15/02/2004).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV276049Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1980. Tinners' building by the Rattle Brook. Worksheet. Digital. 26/8/1980.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80663 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 13/09/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV12850Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of Lydford (Building)
MDV28090Related to: Streamworks on the Rattle Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2016 11:22AM