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HER Number:MDV50647
Name:Tinner's hut north of the River Plym, Legis Tor Warren

Summary

A crude, single-roomed structure built into a hollow on the edge of the extensive streamworking remains flanking the River Plym. The walls are largely overgrown and in a state of collapse. A entrance lies in the southern end.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE155
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/567
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Pastscape: 438935

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Haynes, R. G., 1960, Warrens of Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV355679.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE155 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV254319.

(13/02/1979) In a river cliff on the north bank of the River Plym at 249.0m O.D. is a tinner's hut. It comprises a rectangular building measuring 7.0m by 4.2m internally with drystone walling 0.7m thick and 1.0m high. It lies in an area of extensive tin streaming.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130862 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 Tinners' building terraced into the south-facing scarp of the River Plym on the southern slopes of Legis Tor. It is a single-roomed structure and is defined by 1.2m wide and 1m high coursed walling. The interior of the building measures 3m long by 1.5m wide and a recess in the n wall represents a fire-place, whose lintel has collapsed into the room. A clearly defined doorway survives in the southern wall.
This structure is considered to be a tinners' building because of its proximity to a large alluvial streamwork.

Newman, P., 2005, Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363484.

(07/02/2005) SX 5686 6517. A crude, single-roomed structure built into a hollow on the edge of the extensive streamworking remains flanking the River Plym. The walls are largely overgrown and in a state of collapse. A entrance lies in the southern end.

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV254319Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE155. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130862.
SDV355679Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1960. Warrens of Dartmoor. Warrens of Dartmoor. Unknown.
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #124174 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV50641Related to: Bank and hollow south-west of Legis Tor Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 11 2020 4:54PM