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HER Number:MDV3564
Name:Tinners building south-east of little kneeset

Summary

Remains of unidentified building se of little kneeset. Small rectangular stone building, slightly trapezoid, with doors in the ne side. There is a rectangular stone platform internally on the nw side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 836
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58SE10
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440608
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/20
  • Old SAM County Ref: 555
  • Old SAM Ref: 28735

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TINNERS HUT? (Built, Early Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1066 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236829.

Vis=11/8/1964(ancient monuments). Remains of unidentified building south-east of Little Kneeset. Small rectangular stone building, slightly trapezoid, with doors in the north-east side. There is a rectangular stone platform internally on the north-west side.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 3373-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1979, SX58SE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV236838.

(21/07/1950) Oval shaped hut circle composed of heather covered stones and no visible entrance. The site resembles an early blowing house, but lacks the leat and seating for a wheel. It may therefore be a particularly early example. The site stands by a stream in a particularly remote part of the moor.
(13/09/1979) This is not a hut circle but a probable tinners' hut, and although no tin-streaming waste is visible in the immediate vicinity, workings may now be peat and marsh covered.
The nearest visible streaming is at SX 59358449 and SX 58588374.
The hut, (see illustration plan) is on the flat valley floor of Cut Combe Water but seems unlikely to be a blowing house because of its small size and the lack of any evidence of a leat and wheelpit.
Revised at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:100. See ground photograph.

Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV345608.

Department of Environment Field Monument Warden site visit 26th August 1982.

Robinson, R., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV345762.

(19/01/1983) Visited.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152136 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(02/02/1999) Tinners' building 680m north-east of Fur Tor. Measures 5.4m by 2.9m. Long grass and moss together with some rushes. Waterlogged interior. Erosion within the doorway and against the outer face of the south-east wall. Bullets and rubbish within the building indicates its use for military training.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Map 33 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted and described by Butler.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(28/07/1995) SX 59148365. The east-west oriented building measuring 5.0m by 2.2m internally is as described by Authority 3. the structure is relatively well preserved and is situated on a slight peaty shelf above the right bank of Cut Combe Water. The peat would appear to overlie tin streaming remains (SX 58 SE 37) some of which are visible 100m S of the site. Its position and state of preservation would suggest that its function was probably more linked to shepherding than to tinworking.

Ancient Monuments, 2000, Schedule notification (Schedule Document). SDV236837.

(07/06/2000) Tinners' building 680m north-east of Fur Tor. A small rectangular stone building believed to a tinner's hut, situated on a slight terrace overlooking Cut Combe Water. The building survives as a 0.5 metre wide drystone wall standing up to 0.75 metres high surrounding a rectangular area measuring 5.4 metres by 2.9 metres. Scheduled.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

(19/08/2004) This feature is as described by previous authorities though it is heavily overgrown with rushes.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. Map 33.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3373-4.
SDV236829Migrated Record:
SDV236837Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 2000. Schedule notification. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV236838Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1979. SX58SE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152136.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345608Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV345762Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #133767 ]
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. 28-2004. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2021 3:34PM