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HER Number:MDV13171
Name:Tinner's cache in Erme Pound, Harford


Probable tinner's cache within the northern Enclosure 'C ' (Butler) at Erme Pound


Grid Reference:SX 637 656
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/29/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS CACHE (Constructed, Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Hankin, C. F., 1978, Erme Pound Tinners Cache (Worksheet). SDV144606.

Site visited on 18th October 1978. Erme pound, on Brown Heath. Near the group of hut circles in the north-west quarter of Erme Pound, and about 20 metres from the north wall of the pound. A small ruin of granite stones which has the appearance of what is possibly a 'tinners' cache'. The roof or cover stone is no longer in position, but the area of the enclosed space is 1.50 metres from front to back, and 1.20 metres wide. The little ruin resembles the 'beehive hut' found near the north wall of an enclosure just above Piles Copse, and which is mentioned by Hoskins in his "Devon".

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photograph.

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

Small circular feature shown on survey.

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

Tinners’ Cache within Erme Pound. The only feature within Erme Pound to resemble the fabled Dartmoor tinners’ cache or beehive huts, sits within the western end of the pound at SX6374065675, and comprises a 2 metre diameter ring of boulders, which would resemble the footings of such a structure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144606Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1978. Erme Pound Tinners Cache. Unknown.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122500 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5109Related to: Erme Pound enclosed hut circle settlement, Harford (Monument)
MDV5110Related to: Erme Pound northern Enclosure 'C' , Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2019 2:15PM