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HER Number:MDV54353
Name:Tinners hut in area of streamworking on Beardown Hill

Summary

A tinner's hut is cut into a pile of streamworking debris on the north bank of the Beardown Brook.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 595 774
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/139

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 402 (Monograph). SDV249702.

"As the valley deepens below the source more early tin works occur. A cache has been formed on the right bank. And a short way below this (also right bank) is a small very ruinous tinner's house".


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

(Source date: 8/8/1988) A tinner's hut is cut into a pile of streamworking debris on the north bank of the Beardown Brook. It measures 5.1 metres east-west by 1.9 metres north-south, with walls of unmortared boulders. The western end is much disturbed though the walls at the eastern end are 0.9 metres high and of 4 courses. A possible entrance, 0.9 metres wide, is visible in the centre of the southern wall. The interior of the hut is largely rubble filled and no fireplace can be seen.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 402.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94849 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV62521Related to: Leat on Beardown Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54352Related to: Streamworks on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV54354Related to: Tinners cache in area of streamworking on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV54355Related to: Tinners cache in area of streamworking on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV28591Related to: Tinners hut on Beardown Hill (Building)

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

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 12:39PM