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HER Number:MDV28591
Name:Tinners hut on Beardown Hill


Scant remains of a probable tinner's hut, measuring 6.3 by 2.3 metres internally. In an area of streamworking.


Grid Reference:SX 604 780
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/234

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NOT RECORDED BY RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221620.

(not recorded by rchm app 1985).

NMR CITING PROBERT, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221621.

Vis=20/7/1988 (rchm) set in 1.2ha of deep streamworking channels, on a steep se moorland slope is a rectangular tinners hut. It measures 5.4m nw-se and 2.3m ne-sw, internally. The crude boulder walls are at maximum, 0.8m high and 0.8m wide. The ne wall appears to be cut into a pile of tinworking debris to a depth of 0.5m. Two upright granite slabs 0.4m high divide the building into two rooms, 2.3m by 2.3m at the nw end and 3.1 by 2.3m in the se. Access is gained to the se room via a central entrance in the sw wall. The nw rom is partially filled by collapsed wall material and there is a possible fireplace in the nw wall partly concealed by debris (nmr citing probert).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221622.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221623.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(20/7/1989)/rchme field investigation.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=24/4/1980 (os) on a steep east slope within a small tin-streaming area is the scant remains of a probable tinner's hut. The building measures 6.3m by 2.3m internally, and is subdivided. The coursed walling of large stone is 0.7m thick, and up to 0.7m high in part with a central entrance on the south west side (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221620Migrated Record: NOT RECORDED BY RCHM APP 1985.
SDV221621Report - Survey: NMR CITING PROBERT.
SDV221622Migrated Record:
SDV221623Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV105668Related to: Streamworks north of Beardown Tor (Monument)
MDV54353Related to: Tinners hut in area of streamworking on Beardown Hill (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 12:39PM