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HER Number:MDV19428
Name:Alleged tinner's cache near Conies Down Tor


Possible tinner's cache recorded in 1982 but has not been located since, despite field survey. Is thought to be an unlikely site.


Grid Reference:SX 591 793
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and walling remains of an unenclosed Bronze Age hut circle settlement north-east of Conies Down Tor, comprising eight hut circles, a Bronze Age cairn and fragmentary enclosure and a post Medieval Tinner's cache

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NE111
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/72
  • Pastscape: 1065605
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1982, Possible tinners' cache, (4/9/1982) (Worksheet). SDV217780.

Possible tinners cache on right bank of Cowsic River north-east of Conies Down Tor. Small domed stone structure, part heather covered, 4 metres in diameter, ?5 metres high. Stones too large and loose for a cairn. Possibly a collapsed bee hive hut.

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 8, Table 3 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

1065605: The site of an alleged tinner's cache. No ground evidence (included in list of sites previously recorded but not recorded in this survey either because not located, natural features, non-antiquities or duplicates).

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

SX 591793 Locality only. The feature described in 1982 could not be located in the area of the grid reference. The valley floor in this area is marshy with patchy streamworking remains (citing Probert, S. A. J., 19/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217780Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1982. Possible tinners' cache. Worksheet. Digital. (4/9/1982). [Mapped feature: #9808 ]
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. 8, Table 3.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Jul 31 2018 4:08PM