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HER Number:MDV5114
Name:TINNERS BUILDING in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


Remains of a square building opposite blowing mill, hook lake.


Grid Reference:SX 629 669
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural and earthwork remains of Medieval or later tin streamworks on the River Erme and its tributaries, Blacklane Brook, Dry Lake and Red Lake, as well as blowing houses and tinners buildings and possible prehistoric enclosures at Wollake

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/33/1
  • Pastscape: 441635
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHME, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144518.

Vis=10/8/1977 (os) rectangular building, 5.2m by 2.5m internally. Lies against the river cliff on the e bank of the blacklane brood at 410m od. The walls, 0.9m wide, are built of coursed small boulders and incorporate a large slab, 1.5m long. They stand to a height of 1.5m and are in a poor condition. There is no indication of an entrance, and it would appear to he a tinner's hut rather than a blowing house (rchme, citing os).

Finberg, H. P. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1533.

Vis=8/5/1950 (os) this building is not a blowing house as there is no leat, wheel-pit etc. It is in a very ruinous state. The square buildings may have been houses for the workers. It is known as knackersmill gulf but there is no trace of a mill there (worth).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235958.

Remains of a square building opposite blowing mill, hook lake.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235961.

Not visible (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235962.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235963.

Worth, r. H. /tda/72(1940)218/the dartmoor blowing house.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144518Migrated Record: RCHME, CITING OS.
SDV1533Migrated Record: Finberg, H. P. R..
SDV235958Migrated Record:
SDV235961Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV235962Migrated Record:
SDV235963Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV5160Related to: Erme Pits Hill, Blacklane Mire, Middle Mire and Red Lake streamworks (Monument)
MDV59169Related to: Hut circle in Kestor reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 12:38PM