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HER Number:MDV20842
Name:Knocking Mill, Cornwood


Tinners building on Stinger's Hill. Although Crossing notes it was known locally as 'Knocking Mill', Greeves states it is not a tin mill; rather a tinners building.


Grid Reference:SX 630 659
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/92

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Crossing, W., 1890 - 1891, Western Antiquary, 101 (Monograph). SDV154702.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 375,404 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Structure on Stingers Hill. Placename Knocking Mill.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, List of Doubtful Devon Tin Mills c1450-c1750, No 33.No 33. (Un-published). SDV336693.

Not a tin mill. Name may be derived from a mill opposite this normally dry valley at the lower end of Dry Lake (SX66NW/88).

Greeves, T. A. P., 2019, Supplementary information on the Upper Erme Valley 2018 survey (Un-published). SDV363283.

(02/06/1976) Knocking Mill left bank at SX 6305 6597 (approximately). About 20m south-east of MDV20841. Very dilapidated squarish structure. Not recorded in Newman's 2018 Erme Valley survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154702Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1890 - 1891. Western Antiquary. Western Antiquary. 10. 101.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 375,404.
SDV336693Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. List of Doubtful Devon Tin Mills c1450-c1750. Unknown. No 33.No 33..

Associated Monuments

MDV28298Related to: Open cut on Stinger's Hill, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2019 11:49AM