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HER Number:MDV3310
Name:Tinner's spoil heap north of the Rattle Brook


18th or 19th century mining spoil heap; the upcast from a fossicking pit. This is the largest in a line of similar pits leading up the hillside.


Grid Reference:SX 563 845
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Tinner's spoil heap north of the Rattle Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/14
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SPOIL HEAP (XVII to XIX - 1700 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=19/7/1950 (os) not a cairn but the upcast from a fossicking pit, the largest of a line of similar pits leading up the hillside. Probably mining spoil-heap, c18 or c19 (grinsell).

GREEVES, CITED BY GRINSELL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232798.

Diameter 12m by 8m, height 2.3m (greeves, cited by grinsell).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232799.

Visible (rchm app 1985).

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV232800.

Vis=5/11/1979 (os) prominent turf-covered mound, 12.2m by 8.1m by 2.4m high. Spoilheap (nmr, citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232802.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232803.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)179.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232804.

Crossing, w (1912/1965) guide to dartmoor. P179.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV232805.

Aph=nmr sf1510 250(26/4/1979).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232806.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/2002)/mpp alternative action report.

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

Vis=19/7/1950 (os) an elongated turf cairn, mutilated.

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

This feature can be seen on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV232799Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV232800Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV232802Migrated Record:
SDV232803Migrated Record:
SDV232804Migrated Record:
SDV232805Aerial Photograph:
SDV232806Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87655 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2015 4:04PM