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HER Number:MDV14195
Name:Building at west end of Opencast Tin Workings to the north of Haytor Vale, Ilsington


Small rectangular structure at west end of opencast tin workings to the north of Haytor Vale


Grid Reference:SX 765 778
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/67

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T., 1980, Building and Opencast Tin Works (Worksheet). SDV303809.

Site visited on 30th January 1980. Small rectangular structure at west end of opencast tin workings. Fireplace in centre of west wall of structure. Drilled granite slabs associated with the fireplace, so perhaps a 19th century date is likely for the structure. Internal measurements approximately 4.0 metres by 3.0 metres.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 15, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

A small ruined tinners' hut in the western corner of the openwork at SX76517786.

Natural England Volunteers, 2009-2015, Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey, Q1 (Worksheet). SDV350591.

Visited 11/02/2011. Possible hut recorded at SX76516 77878 with a series of holes or depressions. Western end with stone walling. One stone with modern gate fitting western end. Width 4.0 metres, length of stone wall 5.0 metres. Second depression eastwards at 16.5 metres – 22.7 metres; third depression eastwards at 38 metres: possible mine exploration?

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

Possibly visible on aerial photograph on the west side of the openwork.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV303809Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 1980. Building and Opencast Tin Works.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81158 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 15, Figure 7.
SDV350591Worksheet: Natural England Volunteers. 2009-2015. Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey. Natural England Archaeological Survey. Worksheet. Q1.

Associated Monuments

MDV14194Related to: Adit north-west of Streamworks on Haytor Down. Ilsington (Monument)
MDV29216Related to: Boundary Stone on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV15724Related to: Deserted fields on Haytor Down (Monument)
MDV116611Related to: Tin Streamworkings on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)
  • EDV6071 - East Devon Natural Nature Reserve and surrounds Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2019 1:02PM