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HER Number:MDV27896
Name:Tinners' building in streamworks to west of River Erme, Cornwood


Ruined rectangular tinners' building in streamworks to west of River Erme


Grid Reference:SX 637 644
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/192

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS BUILDING (Constructed, XV to Post Medieval - 1401 AD to 1750 AD)

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1969, NMR SX6463, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV165976.

Ruined and deserted rectangular building in area of streamworks. Presumably medieval or post-medieval.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Rectangular feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Rectagular 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 35 metres west of the River Erme set into the foot of a steep slope on the edge of an area of streamworks. A probable tinners' hut or lodge for which a post-medieval datemay be assumed, though possibly earlier. The walls are constructed from granite standing to a height of approximately 0.5 metres an, although the interior contains some rubble, they survive in good condition. Interior dimensions are 5.5 metres by 2.5 metres with an entrance in the south wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165976Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. NMR SX6463. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #125136 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV28121Related to: Streamworks along the River Erme, Erme Plains, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 5 2020 2:26PM