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HER Number:MDV20840
Name:Tinner's building within streamworks north-west of Knackersmill Gulf, Cornwood


Tinner's building within streamworks to the north-west of Knackersmill Gulf


Grid Reference:SX 632 653
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/90

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS BUILDING (Constructed, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 404 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Blowing House, 219, 250 (Article in Serial). SDV154693.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, List of Doubtful Devon Tin Mills c1450-c1750, No 32 (Un-published). SDV336693.

Building northwest of Knackersmill Gulf. Not likely to have been a tin mill. Knackersmill placename probably derived from mill at Hook Lake.

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

Building shown on survey.

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

A ruined rectangular building constructed from moorstone, sunken within the waste mounds of an area of tin streamworks known as Knackersmill Gulf on the western flank of the River Erme valley. The internal dimensions of this probable tinner's lodge are approximately 5.5 metres by 2.1 metres with walls standing up to 0.8 metres. The entrance on the south side is approached through a revetted passageway. The interior of the building contains much tumbled stone. A post-medieval date may be assumed though possibly earlier.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154693Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Blowing House. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. 219, 250.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 404.
SDV336693Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. List of Doubtful Devon Tin Mills c1450-c1750. Unknown. No 32.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #124914 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25038Related to: Openworks extending for approximately 1 kilometre to the west of River Erme, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2020 3:08PM