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HER Number:MDV20604
Name:Building above the headweir of Meavy Mill Leat


Possible tinners' building among tinners' heaps recorded on the right bank of the Meavy about 40 metres above the headweir of Meavy Mill Leat in 1979. Not found by the Ordnance Survey in 1980.


Grid Reference:SX 551 676
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE180
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439006
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/318

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey, No. 50 (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.

(January 1978) Possible tinners' building among tinners' heaps on the right bank of the Meavy around 40 metres above headweir of Meavy Mill leat. Traces of walls can be identified. Also a possible fireplace. The interior is full of loose stone, leafmould and moss. There is the site of a possible wheelpit and leat course a few metres further north.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56NE180 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV230221.

(10/09/1980) No building could be found in the area indicated though evidence of former tin streaming remains for 100 metres along the River Meavy at this point. (Area delineated on AO 6").

Sources / Further Reading

SDV230221Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56NE180. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV278356Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown. No. 50. [Mapped feature: #10729 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV28265Related to: Mill leat, Meavy (Monument)
MDV102763Related to: Weir south-west of Burrator Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2021 11:41AM