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HER Number:MDV20841
Name:Tinners' building on Stinger's Hill

Summary

A ruined rectangular building located with an area of tin streamworks on Stinger’s Hill, west of the River Erme, is a possible tinners’ building, or lodge, for which a post-medieval date may be assumed, though perhaps earlier. The mostly turf-covered walls are constructed from granite slabs, standing to a maximum height of 0.8 metres. The dimensions are approximately 3.7 metres by 1.7 metres. The entrance opening is set into the southern, long wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 630 661
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural and earthwork remains of Medieval or later tin streamworks on the River Erme and its tributaries, Blacklane Brook, Dry Lake and Red Lake, as well as blowing houses and tinners buildings and possible prehistoric enclosures at Wollake

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/91
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

SX66NW/88, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153560.

Structure on stingers hill. Not a tin mill. Placename knocking mill (crossing) may be derived from a mill opposite this normally dry valley at the lower end of dry lake (sx66nw/88).(greeves).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153561.

Crossing, w. /western antiquary/9(1889-90)101.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153562.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1912)375,404.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153563.

Des=greeves, t. /list of doubtful devon tin mills c 1450-c 1750/(1981)no 33 (in smr).


Newman , P., 2018, Erme Survey GIS data (Cartographic). SDV361913.

A ruined rectangular building located with an area of tin streamworks on Stinger’s Hill, west of the River Erme, is a possible tinners’ building, or lodge, for which a post-medieval date may be assumed, though perhaps earlier. The mostly turf-covered walls are constructed from granite slabs, standing to a maximum height of 0.8 metres. The dimensions are approximately 3.7 metres by 1.7 metres. The entrance opening is set into the southern, long wall.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153560Migrated Record: SX66NW/88.
SDV153561Migrated Record:
SDV153562Migrated Record:
SDV153563Migrated Record:
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman , P.. 2018. Erme Survey GIS data. GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118957 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2019 3:38PM