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HER Number:MDV4201
Name:Upper Merrivale Tin Mill


Remains of a tin blowing mill, two stamping mills and a dressing floor and a number of mouldstones and mortarstones on the east bank of the River Walkham. Complex site that was the subject of in-depth study in the 1990s.


Grid Reference:SX 551 766
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 969
  • Old SAM Ref: 28755
  • Pastscape: 439629

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MILL (Early Medieval to XVIII - 1066 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV255120.

Vis=-/10/1975 (ancient monuments) fine blowing house is built against a natural cliff. Wheel pit on nw side. The leat can be traced upstream 91.4m.

GREEVES,1981, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255122.

Blowing mill/stamping mill (undocumented). Field evidence (greeves,1981).

AS YET UNEXCAVATED, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255127.

1991 excavation by dtrg concentrated on the larger of 2 mill structures identified in earlier survey. The building was oriented nw-se with n and e sides of drystone walling. The other sides were masked by a steep turfed slope, but evidence for their position suggests a building measuring approx 11m x 4m. Entrance visible in n wall. In the w part of the building was evidence for a dividing wall or collapsed furnace chimney. Stone lined wheel pits lay to e and n sides. That to the e related to an earlier mill lying to the e. Five major phases of activity were identified:i during medieval or earlier period the area was streamed for alluvial tin. Ii medieval? processing of tin ore. Iii e wheelpit serving a mill (as yet unexcavated) to the e.

BLOWING MILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255128.

Iv stamping mill constructed within the present visible structure. Little if any of its walls survive, but several features recorded including stone lined channel leading away from stamp pit at w end into tailrace of e wheelpit. Wheelpit backfilled with rubble, which contained early 17c tobacco pipes. V most surviving walls and structures relate to this phase. Visible building (blowing mill), furnace, post-hole evidence for timber supports for bellows, stone bench, mouldstone, stonelined buddle and occupation surfaces. This phase can be dated to circa 1700.

GERRARD + GREEVES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255129.

The furnace appears to have had an internal lining which could be cleanly removed after each smelting, and may have been associated with a slate roofed superstructure. Briquettes of peat charcoal were scattered over much of the site - the first recorded incidence on dartmoor. Excavation of the n wheelpit revealed a complex sequence of events comparable to though not yet correlated with, those within the mill building (gerrard + greeves).

AS YET UNEXCAVATED, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255132.

Mill b. Most work was concentrated here. The walls of the mill structure are clearly defined on the s, w and n, but on the e, against the river, survive only as a few large stones resting on earlier sands and silts. At the s end of the structure is a substantially built recess, internally approx i.8m by 1.3m. The n end of the structure is defined by a wheelpit lying approximately e-w. Overall dimensions are internally 7.4m n-s by 2.8-3.5m e-w. Access to the mill was through a doorway in its s wall, where a small threshold stone is visible. At the n end of mill b was a pit (as yet unexcavated) containing a double mortarstone which is apparently lying in situ. A channel, filled with sediments, leads s from this pit. Another double mortarstone, used on at least 3 sides, lies at a higher level immediately to the w, and may also be more or less in situ. Two bearing stones, each with smoothly worn open bearings were recovered from the immediate vicinity of these mortarstones.

?, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255133.

The discovery of mortarstones and bearing stones confirm the status of this mill as a stamping mill, operated by a waterwheel housed in the wheelpit immediately to the n. Until the discovery of the mortarstones it had been assumed that the stamps themselves lay parallel to the extended axle of the waterwheel, as they do in all known illustrations of stamps from the 18c onwards. But at upper merrivale it appears that the stamps must have had a separate axle of their own, operating at right-angles to the main waterwheel axle. Above the wheelpit to the w is a substantial leat embankment revetted with stone. Preliminary excavation indicates that a timber launder may have rested on its upper levels. Mill a. Relatively little excavation was done here. However, work was done on the clay lining to the back of the furnace, and samples taken for analysis. The top half of the lining contained fragments of slate and appeared to have slumped from above, while the lower portion was consistently of clay. This material is thought to represent the outer lining of the furnace, which was laid against a massive, and presumably earthfast, natural boulder, which must also have dictated the position of earlier stamping machinery at the head of the mill. Nw of the furnace, further sockets for posts and timbers were revealed, all probably part of the supporting framework for the bellows. A considerable depth of material here has been redeposited, creating an artificial platform. Three internal channels have now been recognised within the mill, each of them apparently discrete and at different height. They may well be contemporary, carrying different grades of crushed material from a stamping pit as yet unexcavated in the upper part of the mill. The lowest channel runs through the centre of the mill, with its top end partly under the furnace structure. It was recorded in 1991. In 1992 it was established that the s wall of the mill is built over 2 phases of the channel. Deposits survived here and have been sampled. The middle channel runs round the w side of the furnace before apparently joining the lower channel more or less opposite the mouldstone. The upper channel is thought to hug the inside of the w wall of the mill before being interrupted(?) by the stone-lined pit which in 1991 was provisionally interpreted as a buddle. On the s side of the pit this channel continues as a neat stone-capped and stone-lined trench which was filled with sands and silts, which have been sampled. The channel leads into the lowest channel a short distance from the 3 wall of the mill.

UPSTREAM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255134.

Leats were excavated s of the reservoir and on the hillslope above the site to the w where an earthwork channel could be seen leading off the grimstone and sortridge leat. Both revealed simple channels, with no evidence of recutting. Part of the supposed reservoir was also excavated and revealed sloping sides which had been at least partially lined with clay.3 discrete concentrations of slag were found, each associated with worked prehistoric flints. The southernmost concentration is on the upslope side of a natural boulder and may represent a clearance cairn of some sort. The middle concentration lies n of the reservoir, on the upriver side of its outflow channel, between 2 ditches about 7.5m apart. These ditches are now thought to be the flanking ditches of a prehistoric cairn, though they were probably re-used by the medieval or later tinners. Only the tipper levels of the cairn have been excavated so far. The most extensive concentration of tin slag occurred in the extreme n (upstream) end of the trench. An ill-defined scatter of stone was revealed, lying on a buried soil surface. Towards the centre of this scatter was a discrete spread of thousands of pieces of tin slag. With the slag were several worked flints and an unabraded rim sherd of pottery of either prehistoric 04: romano-british type.

GERRARD + GREEVES, 1993, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255135.

More slag has been recovered from this area, over 30m from mill a, than from the whole of the rest of the site. Comparative analyses are being made of this slag and of slag from the mills. The second season of work has produced evidence for a probable 17c stamping mill, with at least one in situ mortarstone. It is now thought that the final major phase of operation of the site saw the use of both structures together (gerrard + greeves, 1993).

?17C, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255136.

Dtrg 1993 season of work on mill 'a' included a plan of the interior. Section begun of bellows area above furnace against inside wall of wheelpit. This confirmed the deposit as redeposited, by finding slagged + vitrified granite furnace lining among it - thus confirming an earlier phase of smelting with furnace in a different position. Internal features of mill 'b' were planned, as were elevations of internal faces of surviving walls.1992 excavation recovered mortar stones in upper end of mill 'b'. One appeared in situ, with a filled channel leading from it. This obvious stamping area appeared to be defined on s edge by 2 large stones running e-w.1993 excavation demonstrated that these post-dated the stamping phase. They may represent a final subdivision of the mill once stamping had finished, when the mill appears to have been refurbished. Some post-medieval pot (?17c) was found among stone used to create a crude 'cobbled' floor of the recess. All internal faces of the recess have been affected by heat, but whether due to domestic or industrial activity is unknown. No specific evidence of smelting has come from this area.

1906, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255138.

'blowing house (remains of)' marked on os 6" (1906) map (os).

DNH:15/2/1996, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255139.

Smc granted concerning the continued excavation of mill structures, dressing floors, water courses and related features (dnh:15/2/1996).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255140.

1994 excavation of mill 'a' concentrated on the furnace area. Below stone slabs between the in situ mouldstone and the furnace structure was a stone-lined and capped channel provisionally interpreted as belonging to a stamping phase, predating the furnace. Not yet fully excavated. The leat on w side of mill 'a' was further investigated. Work at mill 'b' concentrated on the stamps area at n end. The in situ mortarstone was removed and found to have 2 mortars on its underside. Evidence found of successive cuts for pits around the mortarstone which may, in one phase, have had its long axis at right-angles to the one recovered. No clear evidence for a channel leading from the stamps pit, contra previous interpretation. The final phase of stamping must therefore have been 'dry'. Beneath the sequence of stamps pits, and below alluvial pebbles, were grey sands apparently derived from dressing. If confirmed, this must be a very early phase, predating the layout of mill 'b'. A trench across the lower end of mill 'b' revealed a probable construction trench for a likely original e-w wall of the mill, now severely eroded. Mill 'b' may, therefore, once have had a more regular shape than its present survival indicates. Investigation to continue in 1995.

OR WATER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255142.

The nw corner of mill a revealed evidence of revetments against the steep slope. Built into the upper revetment were pieces of slagged furnace lining, clearly from smelting predating that phase of revetment walling. A shallow channel, descending steeply downslope, was contemporary with one of the revetment phases and may have held a timber launder/'pass' for bringing ore (or water) down into the mill.

CONTAINING SLAG AND CHARCOAL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255143.

Mill b. A fragmentary mortarstone of greenstone was found built into n wall. This joined another fragment recovered from the interior in a previous year. The space between the leat embankment and the head of the wheelpit was investigated. The earth mound on which the stones of the embankment were placed was found to contain substantial quantities of tin slag. Among the stones incorporated into the embankment, was a fragmentary mortarstone. The leat was found to turn into the head of the wheelpit, at a surprisingly low level. It appeared to be contemporary with at least one phase of the leat embankment so may have been a supplementary supply to the wheel. A fragmentary mortarstone close to the s wall of the mill underlay sands (containing slag and charcoal) which appeared to run under the wall of the mill. This supports other evidence that there were exposed 'tinworking' surfaces in this area before the s wall of mill b was constructed.

GREEVES, 1997, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255144.

At the upper dressing floor two long rectangular pits with rounded heads and leading into a common channel are interpreted as the settings for buddies, either of wood or slate. No evidence was recovered for wooden structures or postholes, but several pieces of slate were found. The third pit, lying parallel with the riverside trench edge is likely to be another buddle setting. Previous work had interpreted a hollow by the trench edge nearest mill a as another buddle pit, but further excavation made this less convincing. The dressing floor seems to have been created on a more or less clean terrace, probably created by tinners working alluvial deposits on the river bed. Except for recent floor deposits, all material seemed to have been dumped or purposely placed. The relative lack of tin slimes suggested that the buddle structures themselves were temporary and removed when the site was abandoned. At the lower -dressing floor a small trench investigate deposits on the terraced area below the weir. Furnace lining and tin slag were found lying on pale sands which are almost certainly the product of tin dressing, and unlike those found elsewhere on the site. The evidence suggests that this area may have been used for settling out the least valuable grades of tin processing waste (greeves, 1997).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255148.

Excavation of site recorded from the air in september 1996 (aph).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255150.

Osa=sx57ne20/plans, photos.

DTRG, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV223118.

Vis=2-25/9/1992 (dtrg) excavation exposed an undisturbed stamps area in mill b, probably dating to the 17c, and large quantities of tin slag, on the hillside upstream of the mills, which is probably of prehistoric or romano-british date.

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

(11/07/1950 (os) Blowing house is in ruinous condition and the northern wall reaches height of approximately 1.5m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255153.

Des=greeves, t. /outline archaeological and historical survey of tin mining in devon. In icohtec internationales symposium/freiberg 1978/i(1980)86.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255156.

Des=survey drawing of earthworks at mill (circa 1991) by greeves and gerrard/copy in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255157.

Gerrard, s. + greeves, t. /excavation of upper merrivale tin blowing and stamping mill,petertavy, dartmoor, devon/figs 1 and 2/in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255159.

Doe/smc letter/(30/7/1991)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255160.

Des=gerrard, s. /(7/2/1994)/letter in chagford pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255162.

Dnh/smc letter/(15/2/1996)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255163.

Greeves, t. /excavation of upper merrivale tin blowing & stamping mill, peter tavy, dartmoor, devon/(1995)/in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255165.

Greeves, t. /in t. D. Ford + l. Williams (eds)/mining before powder. Bulletin of the peak district mines historical society/12.3(1994)76-80/stamping and smelting at upper merrivale tin mill: preliminary results 1991-3.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255166.

Greeves, t. /in f. Naumann (ed)/georgius agricola 500 jahre/()341-350/tinworking in south-west england in the 16th century.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255167.

Greeves, t. /dtrg newsletter/1(-/7/1991)3/upper merrivale tin mill and its context.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255175.

Greeves, t. /dtrg newsletter/12(-/1/1997)/summary report of the fifth season of excavation at upper merrivale tin blowing and stamping mill.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255176.

Passmore, a. /dtrg newsletter/14(-/1/1998)/finds at upper merrivale: the larger stone artefacts.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255177.

Greeves, t. /interim report no 4, 1994 season/(1995)/in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255178.

Greeves, t. /interim report no 2, 1992 season/(1992)/in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255180.

Des=gerrard, s. /(15/6/1999)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255169.

Gerrard, s. + greeves, t. /dtrg newsletter/2(-/2/1992)3/summary report on the excavation of upper merrivale tin blowing and stamping mill.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255170.

Dickinson, m. /dtrg newsletter/3(-/2/1992)8/upper merrivale mill and the civil war.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255171.

Gerrard, s. + greeves, t. /dtrg newsletter/4(-/1/1993)4/summary report on the second season of excavation at upper merrivale blowing and stamping mill 1992.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV255172.

Greeves, t. /dtrg newsletter/6(-/1/1994)8/summary report on the third season at upper merrivale tin blowing and stamping mill.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326177.

Smc granted for excavation of mill structures dressing floors, associated water courses and reservoir (doe).

Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Ore dump to w of recess was sectioned, exposing several courses of w wall of recess, and showing a considerable build-up of material against the wall. Large granite blocks on n side of dump, seemingly natural + in situ, were shown to be resting on slumped soil, and must relate to a late phase of activity. Several late dumps of tin slag excavated outside s wall of mill (greeves).

Worth, R. H., 1931, Blowing Houses in the Valley of the Walkham, 365-7, figure 8 (Article in Serial). SDV255152.

Worth, r. H. /tda/63(1931)365-7 fig.8/blowing houses in the valley of the walkham.

Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Blowing House, 228 (Article in Serial). SDV154693.

Blowing mill, north of Shillapark (Merrivale right bank). Less well preserved than the blowing houses nearby. Not rectangular. The wheel pit is well defined. No complete mould-stone has been found but there is a broken mould inside the doorway. It appears to be of an older type than the moulds in the houses on the e side of the river. No mortar-stones have been found in the house, but in the bed of the river, where the newtake wall meets it, there is a stone with a hollow, which may be a mortar.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, List of Known Devon Tin Mills c1450 - c1750, No.57 (Report - non-specific). SDV319826.

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

Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152191 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

1999 Upper Merrivale Blowing Mill, 750 metres north of Shillapark.

Gerrard, S., 1991, Earthwork survey at Upper Merrivale Tin Blowing Mill, 5 (Article in Serial). SDV255168.

Nenk, B. S. + Margeson, S. + Hurley, M., 1991, Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1990, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV24914.

Griffith, F. M., 1991, Upper Merrival Blowing Mill, 22/10/1991 (Personal Comment). SDV255155.

In 1991 a programme of excavation on this site was started by the Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group (DTRG). The 1991 excavations demonstrated a considerable complexity of successive structures on the site: both stamping and smelting processes are represented.

Waterhouse, R., 1994, A reconstruction of Upper Merrivale Tin Mill in its final phase of working, circa 1700, 5 (Article in Serial). SDV255173.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1994, In Search of the Tinners at Upper Merrivale Mill (Article in Serial). SDV255164.

Greeves, T., 1995, Summary report on the fourth season of excavation at Upper Merrivale tin blowing and stamping mill, 6 (Article in Serial). SDV255174.

Devon County Council, 1996, DAP/ABE, 5-11 (Aerial Photograph). SDV225181.

Griffith, F. M., 1996, DAP/ABF, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV273204.

Griffith, F. M., 1996, DAP/ABG, 1-10 (Aerial Photograph). SDV262102.

Greeves, T. + Passmore, A., 1999, Report on the Recent Work in the Walkham Valley, 3-5 (Article in Serial). SDV347156.

Greeves, T. + Passmore, A., 2000, Fieldwork and post-excavation update, 5 (Article in Serial). SDV247530.

Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group 1996 season of excavations concentrated on the furnace area and north-west corner of mill 'A'. Work on the interior of mill 'A' was completed and a chronological summary put forward, adding new phases to the earlier sequence. See report for details. Within mill 'B' the northern wall was investigated, prior to consolidation.

Greeves, T. A. P. + Passmore, A., 2000, Upper Merrivale Tin Blowing and Stamping Mill, Dartmoor. Excavation - Interim Report 5 (Report - Excavation). SDV262301.

Greeves, T. A. P. + Passmore, A., 2000, Upper Merrivale Tin Blowing and Stamping Mill, Dartmoor. Excavation - Interim Report 5 (Report - Excavation). SDV262301.

Hedges, M., 2003, Upper Walkham Valley, 2 (Article in Serial). SDV239759.

Upper Merrivale Tin Mill was worked from 1500-1700.

Newman, P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 10/01/2018 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

Remains of a tin blowing mill, 2 stamping mills and a dressing floor and a number of mouldstones and mortarstones on the east bank of the River Walkham.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154693Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Blowing House. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. 228.
SDV223118Report - Survey: DTRG.
SDV225181Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1996. DAP/ABE. Devon Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 5-11.
SDV239759Article in Serial: Hedges, M.. 2003. Upper Walkham Valley. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 24. Unknown. 2.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV247530Article in Serial: Greeves, T. + Passmore, A.. 2000. Fieldwork and post-excavation update. Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group Newsletter. 18. Unknown. 5.
SDV24914Article in Serial: Nenk, B. S. + Margeson, S. + Hurley, M.. 1991. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1990. Medieval Archaeology. 35. Unknown. 142.
SDV255120Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV255122Migrated Record: GREEVES,1981.
SDV255127Migrated Record: AS YET UNEXCAVATED.
SDV255128Migrated Record: BLOWING MILL.
SDV255129Migrated Record: GERRARD + GREEVES.
SDV255132Migrated Record: AS YET UNEXCAVATED.
SDV255133Migrated Record: ?.
SDV255134Migrated Record: UPSTREAM.
SDV255135Migrated Record: GERRARD + GREEVES, 1993.
SDV255136Migrated Record: ?17C.
SDV255138Migrated Record: 1906.
SDV255139Migrated Record: DNH:15/2/1996.
SDV255140Migrated Record:
SDV255142Migrated Record: OR WATER.
SDV255144Migrated Record: GREEVES, 1997.
SDV255148Migrated Record: APH.
SDV255150Migrated Record:
SDV255152Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1931. Blowing Houses in the Valley of the Walkham. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 63. Paperback Volume. 365-7, figure 8.
SDV255153Migrated Record:
SDV255155Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1991. Upper Merrival Blowing Mill. Not Applicable. 22/10/1991.
SDV255156Migrated Record:
SDV255157Migrated Record:
SDV255159Migrated Record:
SDV255160Migrated Record:
SDV255162Migrated Record:
SDV255163Migrated Record:
SDV255164Article in Serial: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1994. In Search of the Tinners at Upper Merrivale Mill. Dartmoor Magazine. 37.
SDV255165Migrated Record:
SDV255166Migrated Record:
SDV255167Migrated Record:
SDV255168Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1991. Earthwork survey at Upper Merrivale Tin Blowing Mill. Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group Newsletter. 1. Unknown. 5.
SDV255169Migrated Record:
SDV255170Migrated Record:
SDV255171Migrated Record:
SDV255172Migrated Record:
SDV255173Article in Serial: Waterhouse, R.. 1994. A reconstruction of Upper Merrivale Tin Mill in its final phase of working, circa 1700. Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group Newsletter. 7. Unknown. 5.
SDV255174Article in Serial: Greeves, T.. 1995. Summary report on the fourth season of excavation at Upper Merrivale tin blowing and stamping mill. Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group Newsletter. 8. Unknown. 6.
SDV255175Migrated Record:
SDV255176Migrated Record:
SDV255177Migrated Record:
SDV255178Migrated Record:
SDV255180Migrated Record:
SDV262102Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1996. DAP/ABG. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1-10.
SDV262301Report - Excavation: Greeves, T. A. P. + Passmore, A.. 2000. Upper Merrivale Tin Blowing and Stamping Mill, Dartmoor. Excavation - Interim Report 5. Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group. 5. Digital.
SDV273204Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1996. DAP/ABF. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152191.
SDV319826Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. List of Known Devon Tin Mills c1450 - c1750. List of Known Devon Tin Mills c1450 - c1750. 35. Unknown. No.57.
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.
SDV326177Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 38.
SDV347156Article in Serial: Greeves, T. + Passmore, A.. 1999. Report on the Recent Work in the Walkham Valley. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 17. A4 Stapled. 3-5.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. South-west Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. 10/01/2018.
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV61339Parent of: Upper Merrivale: south-eastern stamping mill (Monument)
MDV61338Parent of: Upper Merrivale; north-western stamping mill (Monument)
MDV60693Parent of: Weir at Upper Merrivale Tin Mill, Peter Tavy (Monument)

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
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2020 11:03AM