HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV19977
Name:Tinners' cache near prehistoric settlement north of Piles Copse

Summary

Possible tinner's cache, built against the tumbled walling of a Prehistoric enclosure (MDV4289). It measures 2.0m (internal diameter), is circular in plan and has three courses of walling 0.6m high, on the upper north side. Not an isolated cache, others occur to the west (SX 66 SW 86) and the River Erme is characterised by Medieval and later tin streamworks. Found during field investigation in 1978.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 644 625
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SW 87
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/128/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 813
  • Old SAM Ref: 10521
  • Pastscape: 442424

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX66SW87 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV173486.

At SX 64456258 there appears to be a tinner's cache, built against the tumbled walling of a Bronze or Iron Age enclosure (SX 66 SW 85). It is of 2.0m internal diameter, circular in plan and with three courses of walling 0.6m high, on the upper north side. There is no evidence of a corbelled roof.
This is not an isolated cache, others occur to the west (SX 66 SW 86) and the River Erme is characterised by Medieval and later tin streamworks. Found during field investigation.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD.

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

Recorded as a duplicate of records MDV13232, 13233, 13230.

Richards, A. F., 2020, Note on MDV19977 (Personal Comment). SDV363550.

(07/02/2020) Newman (2018) records this record as a duplicate of the tinners' caches to the north, due to its location (SX 6442 6262) and incorrect source data, which refers to the group of caches in that area. In fact, it should be located at SX 64456258 as its source reference (SX66SW87) refers to a different cache, recorded by Quinnell for the Ordnance Survey in 1978, not 1977. Record has been moved to reflect this.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173486Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX66SW87. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #10232 ]
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13230Related to: Beehive hut in enclosure north of Piles Copse, Harford (Monument)
MDV4289Related to: Field system of adjoining and isolated enclosures east of River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV13232Related to: Possible tinners' cache built into the wall of enclosure north of Piles Copse (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2020 11:46AM