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HER Number:MDV27279
Name:Tinners' building at Flat Tor


Remains of a Medieval or later tinner's building situated within streamworks by a tributary stream of the East Dart River, 600 metres south-west of Broad Marsh.


Grid Reference:SX 613 814
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworking on the East Dart River, centred around Broad Marsh, along with the structural remains of eight tinners' huts

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SW 127
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/110
  • Pastscape: 1050224
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 20/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

The remains of a tinner's building lie in a marshy area of former streamworking (SX 68 SW 122) by a tributary stream of the East Dart River, some 600 metres south-west of Broad Marsh at SX 6134 8149 (citing Butler, J., 1991 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities 2, map 34).
This rectangular structure measures 4.9 metres north-south, 2.6 metres east-west and has walls of moorstone blocks 0.9 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. An entrance lies in the western wall and most of the interior is obscured by tumble (Riley, H. M., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 03/12/1994).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85679 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 20/09/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV16522Related to: Streamworks along the East Dart River, centred at Broad Marsh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2016 11:02AM