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HER Number:MDV22780
Name:Tinner's Hut at Drivage Bottom, Walkhampton

Summary

The remains of a tinner's hut is visible circa 10 metres from the left bank of the stream that runs down Drivage Bottom.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 597 703
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/207
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT (Built, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Robinson, R., 11/07/1983, Tinners Building (Worksheet). SDV276847.

Site visit 11th July 1983. A tinners building is visible circa 10 metres from the left bank of the stream that runs down Drivage Bottom to join the Newlycombe Lake. The building measures 3.7 metres by 3.0 metres internally. The side walls stand to a maximum height of 1.1 metres. There is a crude internal wall and possible entrance at the south end.


Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, No. 1146523 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 2006. Tinner's hut at the foot of the streamwork escarpments on the east side of Newleycombe Lake, adjacent to an adit portal. Constructed of moorstone against the foot of the slope with banked sides and a freestanding front wall. 3.8 metres by 3.7 metres internally with walls, 0.6 metres wide, standing up to 1.2 metres high. Entrance at the southern end of the west wall. A recent wall has been constructed across the interior Fair condition but declining.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area, 8, Fig. 9, No. 1146523 (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Well-concealed feature in an isolated position. No sign of any recent disturbance. The interior was subdivided by a low boulder wall at some time in the relatively distant past. Litter free.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, No. 1146523 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 16th February 2012. Good condition, stability fair. Obscured by heather, rushes and moss.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV276847Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 11/07/1983. Tinners Building. Worksheet. [Mapped feature: #12288 ]
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. No. 1146523.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. No. 1146523.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. 8, Fig. 9, No. 1146523.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:18PM