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HER Number:MDV54355
Name:Tinners cache in area of streamworking on Beardown Hill

Summary

A tinner's cache formed by positioning a large granite slab, about 1.2 metres square, over a natural depression. This feature lies on the n bank of Beardown Brook in an extensive area of streamworking debris.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 599 778
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/141

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Hemery refers to early tin works and a cache on the right bank "as the valley deepens below the source mire".


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

(Survey date: 8/8/1988) A tinner's cache formed by positioning a large granite slab, about 1.2 metres square, over a natural depression. This feature lies on the n bank of Beardown Brook in an extensive area of streamworking debris.

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: #94851 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV54352Related to: Streamworks on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV54354Related to: Tinners cache in area of streamworking on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV54353Related to: Tinners hut in area of streamworking 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:Dec 10 2013 2:34PM